Please find below a curated list of 29 of The Best Franciscans Quotes by notable women and men. Please consider sharing with others any of the Franciscans Quotes that resonate.
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.
If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty: permit the distinctive sign of our order to be that it does not possess anything of its own beneath the sun, for the glory of your name, and that it have no other patrimony than begging.
In a quiet Franciscan monastery kind and silent monks looked after me. After many weeks I was discharged. Unfit for further service.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
No one is to be called an enemy, all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm. You have no enemy except yourselves.
Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
San Franciscans have a bond of self-satisfaction bordering on smugness.
But living in uncertain times does not mean San Franciscans must live in fear
I hope I go to Heaven, and when I do, I’m going to do what every San Franciscan does when he gets there. He looks around and says, ‘It ain’t bad, but it ain’t San Francisco.’
Historically, San Franciscans have not valued street trees as much as other communities have
Do all you can to preach the gospel and if necessary use words!
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
Where there is injury let me sow pardon.
Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
To go upon the Franciscans Hackney (i.e. on foot).
San Franciscans know we live in the most beautiful city in the world, a jewel on the edge of the Golden Gate
As Mayor of San Francisco, I will work hard to ensure that, in the event of natural or man-made disasters, San Franciscans are prepared and our City is protected
It is not fitting, when one is in God’s service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.
Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty.
It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.
My mother was an ex-nun, and my father was a Franciscan brother, so I grew up believing in Jesus the way anyone would believe in Mom’s first husband.
if there is one place in the United States where private styles make up for public images, it is San Francisco, where all lapsed lovers of America, even loyalists like me experiencing spasms of disillusionment, should be taken for refresher courses. The tides of all-American conformity beat vainly against the San Franciscan rock.
If a superior give any order to one who is under him which is against that man’s conscience, although he do not obey it yet he shall not be dismissed.
City government can and must help San Franciscans prepare for emergencies in order to avoid tragedy where possible and minimize loss of life and property when emergencies occur
Nearly everybody in San Francisco writes poetry. Few San Franciscans would admit this, but most of them would rather like to have their productions accidentally discovered.
I would love to be a Franciscan brother. Im just not sure I have the courage to do it.