The Best Francis Assisi quotes

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As a young man, Francis of Assisi had everything a person could want. He was born into a wealthy family and had all the material possessions he could ever dream of. But something was missing in his life. He felt like he needed to do more with his life than just accumulate wealth and possessions. So he sold everything he owned and gave it to the poor. And from then on, Francis dedicated his life to helping others and living simply. His selfless actions inspired many people, and even today, Francis is considered one of the most beloved saints in the Catholic Church. Read on to discover about this amazing man’s life and legacy.

Discover the strongest Work, Preach, World, Sister, Light quotes from Francis Assisi, and much more.


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About Francis Assisi

birth of the author

1181 Or 1182

death of the author

3 October 1226

religion of the author

Venerated In:
Catholic Church, Anglican Communion, Lutheranism, Old Catholic Church


There is absolutely no man in the whole world who can possess one among you unless he first die. — Francis Of Assisi


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Pure, holy simplicity confounds all the wisdom of this world and the wisdom of the flesh. — Francis Of Assisi

Holy poverty confounds cupidity and avarice and the cares of this world. — Francis Of Assisi

The world is a great stage on which God displays his many wonders. — Francis Of Assisi

Everything in man should halt in awe…Let all the world quake and let Heaven exult when Christ the Son of the living God is there on the altar. — Francis Of Assisi

In this world I cannot see the Most High Son of God with my own eyes, except for His Most Holy Body and Blood. — Francis Of Assisi

Holy humility confounds pride and all the men of this world and all things that are in the world. — Francis Of Assisi

Man should tremble, the world should vibrate, all heaven should be deeply moved when the Son of God appears on the altar in the hands of the priest. — Francis Of Assisi

Don’t change the world, change worlds. — Francis Of Assisi

Be patient, because the weaknesses of the body are given to us in this world by God for the salvation of the soul. So they are of great merit when they are borne patiently. — Francis Of Assisi

Water is the mirror of nature. — Francis Of Assisi


There is no use in walking anywhere to preach if your walking isn’t your preaching. — Francis Of Assisi

Preach always. Use words if necessary. — Francis Of Assisi

Go out and preach the gospel and if you must, use words. — Francis Of Assisi

Do all you can to preach the gospel and if necessary use words! — Francis Of Assisi

Preach the gospel wherever you can; when all else fails use words. — Francis Of Assisi

I have sinned against my brother the ass. — Francis Of Assisi

Who is St. Francis of Assisi?

St. Francis of Assisi was an Italian friar who lived in Italy in the 13th century.



Where there is darkness, let there be light. — Francis Of Assisi

All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle. — Francis Of Assisi

Praised be You, my Lord, through Brother Fire, through whom You light the night, and he is beautiful and playful and robust and strong. — Francis Of Assisi

Great and glorious God, and Thou Lord Jesus, I pray you shed abroad your light in the darkness of my mind. Be found of me, Lord, so that in all things I may act only in accordance with Thy holy will. — Francis Of Assisi

Our hands imbibe like roots, so i place them on what is beautiful in this world. And I fold them in prayer, and they draw from the heavens light — Francis Of Assisi

Jesus is happy to come with us, as truth is happy to be spoken, as life to be lived, as light to be lit, as love is to be loved, as joy to be given, as peace to be spread. — Francis Of Assisi


If God can work through me, he can work through anyone. — Francis Of Assisi

I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone. — Francis Of Assisi

A man has only so much knowledge as he puts to work. — Francis Of Assisi

He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist. — Francis Of Assisi

Redundant Thematics

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A promise is a child of the understanding and the will; the understanding begets it, the will brings it forth. — Francis Of Assisi

Therefore it is the paradox of history that each generation is converted by the saint who contradicts it most. — G.K. Chesterton


Praised be my Lord, for our sister water. St. Francis of Assisi, Canticle of the Sun — Francis Of Assisi

Be praised, My Lord, through Sister Water; she is very useful, and humble, and precious, and pure. — Francis Of Assisi

Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars; in the heavens, you have made them bright, precious and fair. — Francis Of Assisi

Praised be You, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, producing varied fruits with coloured flowers and herbs. — Francis Of Assisi

Be Thou praised, my Lord, of our Sister Mother Earth, which sustains and hath us in rule, and produces divers fruits with coloured flowers and herbs. — Francis Of Assisi

Inspiring Phrases From Francis Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. — Francis Of Assisi

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty. — Francis Of Assisi

Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self. — Francis Of Assisi

You can show your love to others by not wishing that they should be better Christians. — Francis Of Assisi

If we endure all things patiently and with gladness, thinking on the sufferings of our Blessed Lord, and bearing all for the love of Him: herein is perfect joy. — Francis Of Assisi

But as St. Francis did not love humanity but men, so he did not love Christianity but Christ. — G.K. Chesterton

Woe to those who die in mortal sin! — Francis Of Assisi

Various Statements From Francis Assisi

Be praised, my Lord, through those who forgive for love of you; through those who endure sickness and trial. — Francis Of Assisi

It was easy to love God in all that was beautiful. The lessons of deeper knowledge, though, instructed me to embrace God in all things. — Francis Of Assisi

Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love. — Francis Of Assisi

The truth is people who worship health cannot remain healthy on the point. — G.K. Chesterton

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. — Francis Of Assisi

What does the poor man do at the rich man’s door, the sick man in the presence of his physician, the thirsty man at a limpid stream? What they do, I do before the Eucharistic God. I pray. I adore. I love. — Francis Of Assisi

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