My Favorite Quotes
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 St. Francis of Assisi - “Grant that we may not so much seek to be understood as to understand.”
 St. Francis of Assisi - “It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.”
 St. Francis of Assisi - “Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
 St. Francis of Assisi - “Where there is hate, let me sow loveWhere there is injury, pardonWhere there is doubt, faithWhere there is despair, hopeWhere there is darkness, light.”
 Saint Francis of Assisi - “It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.”
 Saint Francis of Assisi - “The Lord called me by the way of simplicity and humility, and this way He hath shown me in truth for me and those who will believe and imitate me. And therefore I would that ye name not to me any rule, neither of St. Augustine, nor St. Benedict, nor of Bernard, nor any way or form of living, but that which was mercifully shown and given me by the Lord.”
 Saint Francis of Assisi - “Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission to be of service to them wherever they require it.”
 Saint Francis of Assisi - “Lord grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference.”
 Saint Francis of Assisi - “Where there is discord may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. Where there is despair, may we bring hope.”
 Saint Francis of Assisi - “St. Francis of Assisi was hoeing his garden when someone asked what he would do if he were suddenly to learn that he would die before sunset that very day. 'I would finish hoeing my garden,' he replied.”
 Saint Francis of Assisi - “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred ... let me sow love. Where there is injury ... pardon. Where there is doubt ... faith. Where there is despair ... hope. Where there is darkness ... light. Where there is sadness ... joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek To be consoled ... as to console, To be understood ... as to understand To be loved ... as to love, For It is in giving ... that we receive. It is in pardoning ... that we are pardoned, It is in dying ... that we are born to eternal life.”
 Saint Francis of Assisi - “If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who deal likewise with their fellow men.”
 Saint Francis of Assisi - “Start by doing what's necessary then do what's possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”