St. Francis Quotes


Like dear St. Francis of Assisi I am wedded to Poverty: but in my case the marriage is not a success. Oscar Wilde

Three highballs, and I think I'm St. Francis of Assisi. Dorothy Parker

One cannot imagine St. Francis of Assisi talking about rights. Simone Weil

What St. Francis and St. Dominic have done, that, by God's grace, I will do. Saint Ignatius

The process of my transformation came to a head with my discovery of St. Francis of Assisi during a pilgrimage I went on with a scout troop from my school. Abbe Pierre

Do not be troubled by St. Bernard's saying that Hell is full of good intentions and wills. Saint Francis De Sales

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. Francis Of Assisi

I would just like to remember some words of St. Francis of Assisi which I think are really just particularly apt at the moment. 'Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope. Margaret Thatcher

St. Francis of Assisi taught me that there is a wound in the Creation and that the greatest use we could make of our lives was to ask to be made a healer of it. Alan Paton

Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to. Shane Leslie

I've got a statue of St. Francis in my front yard, and I'm not even a practicing Catholic. Michael Keaton

As much as I loved the model of St. Francis, I realized that I couldn't afford to be poor, because unlike St. Francis, I'm not celibate. I was enlightened that God's call to me was not poverty but generosity and simplicity. And I had to go back to the lesson I learned from my parents: that is, simplicity. Bo Sanchez

Having grown up Protestant, I was unfamiliar with St. Francis. Then I watched the movie 'Brother Sun, Sister Moon'... I just became fascinated with the character of St. Francis. What I saw in that movie was a man who had fallen in love with God, someone for whom God was everything. Rich Mullins

The best things that have been written, almost, are by Catholics during the counter Reformation: Ignatius of Loyola, St. Francis de Sales, John of the Cross, St. Theresa of ?vila.....great stuff. Timothy Keller

In the Catholic Worker we must try to have the voluntary poverty of St. Francis, the charity of St. Vincent de Paul, the intellectual approach of St. Dominic, the easy conversations about things that matter of St. Philip Neri, the manual labor of St. Benedict. Peter Maurin

Love knows nothing of order. St Jerome

I went to St. Petersburg - St. Petersburg is awesome. Edward Snowden

When I have a problem, I write it down and ask St Joseph to sleep on it Pope Francis

My Lord St. Albans said that Nature did never put her precious jewels into a garret four stories high, and therefore that exceeding tall men had ever very empty heads. Francis Bacon

The Pilgrim holds with St. Augustine Absolute Evil is impossible because it is always rising up into good. He considers the theory of a beneficent or maleficent deity a purely sentimental fancy, contradicted by human reason and the aspect of the world. Richard Francis Burton



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