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"To defend his purity, Saint Francis of Assisi rolled in the snow, Saint Benedict threw himself into a thorn bush, and Saint Bernard plunged into an icy pond... You - what have you done?" - Josemaria Escriva

"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

"Small yet strong in the love of God, like Saint Francis of Assisi, all of us, as Christians, are called to watch over and protect the fragile world in which we live, and all its peoples." - Pope Francis

"The vocation of being a 'protector' [. . .] means protecting all creation, the beauty of the created world, as the Book of Genesis tells us and as Saint Francis of Assisi showed us [. . .] In the end, everything has been entrusted to our protection, and all of us are responsible for it. Be protectors of God's gifts!" - Pope Francis

"The vocation of being a 'protector' [. . .] means protecting all creation, the beauty of the created world, as the Book of Genesis tells us and as Saint Francis of Assisi showed us [. . .] In the end, everything has been entrusted to our protection, and all of us are responsible for it. Be protectors of God's gifts!" - Pope Francis

"One of the greatest sermons ever pronounced on missionary work is this simple thought attributed to Saint Francis of Assisi: 'Preach the gospel at all times and if necessary, use words.' Opportunities to do so are all around us. Do not miss them by waiting too long on the road to Damascus." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"As for the spirit of poverty, I do not remember any moment when it was not in me, although only to that unhappily small extent compatible with my imperfection. I fell in love with Saint Francis of Assisi as soon as I came to know about him. I always believed and hoped that one day Fate would force upon me the condition of a vagabond and a beggar which he embraced freely. Actually I felt the same way about prison." - Simone Weil

"Jose Ortega y Gasset says, "Tell me the landscape in which you live, and I will tell you who you are." Asserting that character/community is formed, at least in part, by the physical landscape in which he/she resides. And this is underscored by the fact - and not all that long ago - that people and place were, in fact, synonymous: Sapho of Lesbos, for example. Or my middle namesake, Saint Francis of Assisi. Jesus of Nazareth." - Jack Driscoll

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

"We are content to place a statue of Francis of Assisi in the middle of a bird bath and let the whole business of the Saints go at that." - C. Kilmer Myers

"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

"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

"The rich fop Francis of Assisi was bored all his life-until he fell in love with Christ and gave all his stuff away and became the troubadour of Lady Poverty." - Peter Kreeft

"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

"Once while St. Francis of Assisi was hoeing his garden, he was asked, What would you do it you were suddenly to learn that you were to die at sunset today? He replied, I would finish hoeing my garden." - Anonymous

"Others too would occasionally entertain and privately express such doubts; though we all had been most solemnly warned by the cruel murder of Saint Francis." - Maria Monk

"When I think of some of the great renewals in the church I think of folks like St. Francis and Clare of Assisi who, through their lifestyle, were challenging the patterns of materialism and militarism and it affected the Christianity of their age." - Shane Claiborne

"The greatest artists, saints, philosophers, and, until quite recent times, scientists... have all assumed that the New Testament promise of eternal life is valid.... I'd rather be wrong with Dante and Shakespeare and Milton, with Augustine of Hippo and Francis of Assisi, with Dr. Johnson, Blake, and Dostoevsky than right with Voltaire, Rousseau, the Huxleys, Herbert Spencer, H. G. Wells, and Bernard Shaw." - Malcolm Muggeridge

"St. Seraphim, like Francis of Assisi, talked to animals. One day two nuns saw him deep in conversation with a bear. The bears of the Russian forests are very ferocious, and the two women were terrified. But Seraphim reassured them and showed them that he who is sanctified lives in peace with all creation, just as Adam did before the Fall." - Olivier Clement

"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

"...Ethics has not only to do with mankind but with the animal creation as well. This is witnessed in the purpose of St. Francis of Assisi. Thus we shall arrive that ethics is reverence for all life. This is the ethic of love widened universally. It is the ethic of Jesus now recognized as a necessity of thought...Only a universal ethic which embraces every living creature can put us in touch with the universe and the will which is there manifest..." - Albert Schweitzer

"Francis of Assisi tells us we should work to build peace. But there is no true peace without truth! There cannot be true peace if everyone is his own criterion, if everyone can always claim exclusively his own rights, without at the same time caring for the good of others, of everyone, on the basis of the nature that unites every human being on this earth." - Pope Francis

"Francis of Assisi tells us we should work to build peace. But there is no true peace without truth! There cannot be true peace if everyone is his own criterion, if everyone can always claim exclusively his own rights, without at the same time caring for the good of others, of everyone, on the basis of the nature that unites every human being on this earth." - Pope Francis

"The good Bishop of Assisi expressed a sort of horror at the hard life which the Little Brothers lived at the Portiuncula, without comforts, without possessions, eating anything they could get and sleeping anyhow on the ground. St. Francis answered him with that curious and almost stunning shrewdness which the unworldly can sometimes wield like a club of stone. He said, 'If we had any possessions, we should need weapons and laws to defend them." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"The essential difference between that knowledge which is, and that which is not conclusive evidence of Christian character, lies in this: the object of the one is the agreement of the several parts of a theological proposition; the object of the other is moral beauty, the intrinsic loveliness of God and Divine things. The sinner sees and hates; the saint sees and loves." - Gardiner Spring

"The whole story of the universe is implicit in any part of it. The meditative eye can look through any single object and see, as through a window, the entire cosmos. Make the smell of roast duck in an old kitchen diaphanous and you will have a glimpse of everything, from the spiral nebulae to Mozart's music and the stigmata of St. Francis of Assisi. The artistic problem is to produce diaphanousness in spots, selecting the spots so as to reveal only the most humanly significant of distant vistas behind the near familiar object." - Aldous Huxley

"The religious geniuses of all ages have been distinguished by this kind of religious feeling, which knows no dogma and no God conceived in man's image; so that there can be no church whose central teachings are based on it. Hence it is precisely among the heretics of every age that we find men who were filled with this highest kind of religious feeling and were in many cases regarded by their contemporaries as atheists, sometimes also as saints. Looked at in this light, men like Democritus, Francis of Assisi, and Spinoza are closely akin to one another." - Albert Einstein

"Saint Claire, the patron saint of the kick-me sign." - Rachel Caine

"There's love and there's romantic love. The Greeks had different words for different kinds of love. And we just got "love." I don't know what you would call the other kinds - maybe brotherly love, Christian love, the love of Saint Francis, love of everyone and everything. Then there's romantic love, which, by and large, is a pain in the ass, a kind of trauma." - John Maus

"I'm the Connie Francis of rock 'n' roll." - Elton John

"Saint George shalt called bee, Saint George of mery England, the sign of victoree." - Edmund Spenser

"I don't know any saint who wanted to be the patron saint of kissing." - Lino Rulli

"Some folks say it was a miracle. Saint Francis suddenly appeared and knocked the next pitch clean over the fence. But I think it was just a lucky swing." - Jack Handey

"[Pope Francis] did something that both his two predecessors had failed to do - John Paul II and Benedict. Francis met with the Russian patriarch of the Orthodox Church." - Sylvia Poggioli

"Talking to Francis gave me the sensation of settling slowly to the bottom of the ocean." - Harper Lee

"I did my first film with Francis Ford Copploa which spoiled the hell out of me." - Alden Ehrenreich

"[Pope Francis ] is taken a selfie!He's a tremendous breath of fresh air." - Desmond Tutu

"The great secretary of Nature and all learning, Sir Francis Bacon." - Izaak Walton

"I think the Lord's Prayer is a very powerful prayer. And the prayer of St. Francis." - Dennis Kucinich

"Francis Bacon is one of my giant inspirations. I just love him to pieces." - David Lynch

"Larry Brown thought Steve Francis was a Larry Brown type of player." - Isaiah Thomas

"Christmas Eve Saint Francis and Saint Benedight Blesse this house from wicked wight; From the night-mare and the goblin, That is hight good fellow Robin: Keep it from all evil spirits, Fairies, weezels, rats, and ferrets: From curfew time To the next prime." - Thomas Cartwright

"I swear on St. Francis, the patron saint of all animals." Seeing Poppy's hesitation, Beatrix added enthusiastically, "If a band of pirates kidnapped me and took me to their ship and threatened to make me walk the plank over a shiver of starving sharks unless I told them your secret, I still would' tell it. If I were tied by a villain and thrown before a herd of stampeding horses all shod in iron, and the only way to keep from being trampled was to tell the villain your secret, I-" - Lisa Kleypas

"I swear on St. Francis, the patron saint of all animals." Seeing Poppy's hesitation, Beatrix added enthusiastically, "If a band of pirates kidnapped me and took me to their ship and threatened to make me walk the plank over a shiver of starving sharks unless I told them your secret, I still wouldn't tell it. If I were tied by a villain and thrown before a herd of stampeding horses all shod in iron, and the only way to keep from being trampled was to tell the villain your secret, I-" - Lisa Kleypas

"I want to be like the patron saint of reality" - Fiona Apple

"I'm regarded as the patron saint of manicurists." - Tippi Hedren

"The worst of madmen is a saint run mad." - Alexander Pope

"I want to be like the patron saint of reality." - Fiona Apple

"She was a patron saint of the peripheral." - Jane Howard

"I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying." - Nelson Mandela

"The internet is a series of tubes, and all of those tubes are filled with Joe Francis' semen." - Theodore Stevens

"...Francis Galton, founder of the eugenics (master race) movement which continues today under the heading of 'population control'." - David Icke

"I think Pope Francis is our Pope Francis. I mean, the point of him is that he's a global leader, and he's trying, I think he's embracing that role." - Naomi Oreskes

"The new Pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is now Pope Francis the 1st. Francis was not his first choice for a name. But the Vatican wisely talked him out of Pope Boo Boo." - Craig Ferguson

"I'm so, so thrilled that [Pope Francis] is there at this crucial moment in the history of our world." - Desmond Tutu

"[Pope Francis] has felt the mercy of God in his own life and wants to share that experience with others." - George Weigel

"It is fascinating to see how much Pope Francis relies on the work of the bishops in the Synods." - Christoph Schonborn

"Pope Francis might turn out to be one of the most popular figures in the world today." - Brian Kilmeade

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

"I can say with total conviction that it was the Holy Spirit that chose, guided the election of Pope Francis." - Donald Wuerl

"Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer. Reluctantly." - Kerry Packer

"A saint is a person who gives of themself without asking for anything in return. That's how simple it is to be a saint. Try it! Try being a saint" - Edward James Olmos

"A saint is a person who gives of themself without asking for anything in return. That's how simple it is to be a saint. Try it! Try being a saint." - Edward James Olmos

"I wish people wouldn't think of me as a saint - unless they agree with the definition of a saint that a saint's a sinner who goes on trying." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"Feast of Clare of Assisi, Founder of the Order of Minoresses (Poor Clares), 1253 Commemoration of John Henry Newman, Priest, Teacher, Tractarian, 1890 It is our great relief that God is not extreme to mark what is done amiss, that he looks at the motives, and accepts and blesses in spite of incidental errors." - John Henry Newman

"The back of Saint Peter's is one of the finest pieces of architecture I've ever seen." - Frank Gehry

"If you correspond to the designs of God, He will make a saint of you." - Paul of the Cross

"Every Saint belongs to the court of the Queen of All Saints." - John Eudes

"Many of the insights of the saint stem from his experience as a sinner." - Eric Hoffer

"This age thinks better of a gilded fool Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom's school." - Thomas Dekker

"It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a prig." - George Santayana

"Many of the insights of the saint stem from their experience as sinners." - Eric Hoffer

"A condition which of declension would indicate a devil, may of growth indicate a saint." - George Macdonald

"It's pretty much what a lot of committed Catholics are making of [Pope Francis]. They're thrilled, they're refreshed, they think it's a breath of fresh air." - Ralph Martin

"The stability and peace which seemed to be so firmly established by the brilliant monarchy of Francis I vanished with the terrible outbreak of the Wars of Religion." - Lytton Strachey

"The more honesty a man has, the less he affects the air of a saint." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"My Salome is a mystic the sister of Salammbo a Saint Therese who worships the moon." - Oscar Wilde

"A saint is not someone who is good but who experiences the goodness of God." - Brennan Manning

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle. by Saint Philo of Alexandria" - Philo

"A few hours of mountain climbing make a blackguard and a saint two rather similar creatures." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"I have a horror of sentimentality, and I cannot forget that its name is Saint-Saens." - Claude Debussy

"The measure of love is to love without measure. - attributed to Saint Augustine" - Cassandra Clare

"The three highest titles that can be given a man are those of martyr, hero, saint." - William Ewart Gladstone

"A true Latter-day Saint family is a haven against the storms and struggles of life." - Spencer W. Kimball

"A person's destiny can be changed through the power of a saint." - Mata Amritanandamayi

"I ? forgive not because I became a saint, but because I'm tired of hating." - Paulo Coelho

"The author is the successor of the saint, everyone respects the author." - Roberto Calasso

"Well...you're a martyr and I'm a patron saint-I can't think of anyone better!" - Neal Shusterman

"The infinite Atonement is for both the sinner and for the saint in each of us." - David A Bednar

"Defeat is most devastating at the moment of victory" Saint Dane" - D J Machale

"The more honesty a man has the less he affects the air of a saint." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"I forgive not because I became a saint, but because I'm tired of hating." - Paulo Coelho

"Of course, before we know he is a saint, there will have to be miracles." - Graham Greene

"Kierkegaard was by far the most profound thinker of the last century. Kierkegaard was a saint." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Terry Southern is the illegitimate son of Mack Sennett and Edna Saint Vincent Millay." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested." - Oswald Chambers

"George Wendt is a saint. And one of the finest American actors that we have." - Max Greenfield

"I have a portrait of Saint Thomas More in my office." - Andrew Cuomo

"William Bennett is my patron saint, one of them. Redd Foxx is another." - Kinky Friedman

"All backups take their cue from Elrod Hendricks, the patron saint of erstwhile catchers." - Stephen Rodrick

"The most persuasive gospel tract is the exemplary life of a faithful Latter-day Saint." - Gordon B Hinckley

"Enlightenment doesn't simply mean being in heavenly states of mind. It doesn't mean being a saint." - Frederick Lenz

"I heard someone tried the monkeys-on-typewriters bit trying for the plays of W. Shakespeare, but all they got was the collected works of Francis Bacon." - Bill Hirst

"Pope Francis insists that mercy is at the very top of the Christian hierarchy of great truths, and everything falls apart whenever mercy is displaced by anything else." - Richard Rohr

"[Pope] Francis communicates the pastoral embrace of the Church, the breadth and inclusiveness of Catholicism symbolized by the Bernini colonnade around St. Peter's Square, in a powerful way." - George Weigel

"Pope Francis also I think was really pivotal in sort of sanctioning and giving that important cosign to the opening of Cuba." - Joy-Ann Reid

"I think that behind the scenes the Pope [Francis] is seen as more of a religious figure, but obviously he is sort of a global political figure." - Joy-Ann Reid

"The traditions of a nation are very important and the anthem written by Francis Scott Key in the early days of our nation should always be revered." - Lee Greenwood

"At lunch Francis [Crick] winged into the Eagle to tell everyone within hearing distance that we had found the secret of life." - James D Watson

"Do not allow your daughters to be taught letters by a man, though he be a St. Paul or St. Francis of Assissium. The saints are in Heaven." - Alphonsus Liguori

"Once the anchor of reason has been cut, one's craft may go anywhere. One may become a St Francis or equally a Hitler." - Brand Blanshard

"It is so beautifully ironic that St. Francis - the great lover of animals - is now a pigeon's target in countless yards." - Mark Hart

"I can remember in the early 60s that there were a couple of really dynamic women performers at the time - Brenda Lee, there was Connie Francis." - Lesley Gore

"Once the anchor of reason has been cut, ones craft may go anywhere. One may become a St Francis or equally a Hitler." - Brand Blanshard

"The most important appointment Pope Francis has made is the appointment of the Australian cardinal, George Pell, as the Vatican's financial overseer." - George Weigel

"What does he [Pope Francis] mean, "Who am I to judge?" People think he's fantastic, but they also wonder how some of these pieces fit." - Ralph Martin

"[Pope Francis] has reminded us that the way we live our lives is the most important expression of our Catholic identity." - John I. Jenkins

"I think that no one roiled American politics and sort of scrambled the left/right dynamic more 2015 year than Pope Francis." - Joy-Ann Reid

"I'm a huge admirer of Pope Francis and everything he stands for. I think he's an incredibly connected spiritual and authentic being." - Joseph Fiennes

"You think the pope is mad that [Donald] Trump said Two Corinthians instead of "second"? Get this. Pope Francis just said that contraception can be justified now." - Rush Limbaugh

"Abbreviated list, printed in Dreamer of the Day: Francis Parker Yockey and the Post-War Fascist International, by Kevin Coogan, p. 140." - Francis Parker Yockey

"Christopher Marlowe or Francis Bacon The author of Lear remains unshaken Willie Herbert or Mary Fitton What does it matter? The Sonnets were written." - Noel Coward

"If a love is to be unforgettable, fortuities must immediately start fluttering down to it like birds to Francis of Assisi's shoulders." - Milan Kundera

"Christopher Marlowe or Francis Bacon The author of Lear remains unshaken Willie Herbert or Mary Fitton What does it matter? The Sonnets were written." - Noel Coward

"Francis Webb is easily our greatest poet and one of the greatest poets in the world but he's hardly ever mentioned." - Robert Adamson

"I'm hardly a saint." - Frank Langella

"The pope [Francis] takes his vocabulary from his pastoral experience, not from the rhetorical tool kit of liberation theology, with its Marxist yammering about "center" and "periphery." The "peripheries," for Francis, are all those who have fallen through the cracks of late-modernity and post-modernity - in his native Argentina, because of colossal corruption, political and financial." - George Weigel

"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

"Like I've known Francis [For Coppola] for so long I think, "Oh, Francis." And then you see his name on something with The Godfather, and you go, "Oh, yeah. He's also that." The person you knew of before you met the actual person." - Alden Ehrenreich

"I think what Pope Francis is saying is that nobody's perfect, you know? And so someone like Joe Biden, you know, where - you know, when he was running for president, people were - there were some bishops that were like don't let him have the Eucharist. And Pope Francis is saying that's not the point of this." - Jim Gaffigan

"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 creed of a true saint is to make the best of life, and to make the most of it." - Edwin Hubbell Chapin

"Slowly but surly I want to strip her of every kind of happiness as to make a saint of her." - Jean Genet

"The creed of a true saint is to make the best of life, and to make the most of it." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"Does there exist a single instance of a saint asserting that he himself possessed the gift of miracles?" - Edward Gibbon

"The saint, we are told, once lived a life of sin - nothing spectacular, of course, just the usual things." - Nissim Ezekiel

"Accurate reading on a wide range of subjects makes the scholar; careful selection of the better makes the saint." - John of Salisbury

"The test of the life of a saint is not success, but faithfulness in human life as it actually is." - Oswald Chambers

"It's the bad that's in the best of us Leaves the saint so like the rest of us." - Arthur Stringer

"Lucifer is the patron saint of the visual arts. Color, form-all these are the work of Lucifer." - Kenneth Anger

"The second childhood of a saint is the early infancy of a happy immortality, as we believe." - William Mountford

"I'm an alcoholic. I'm a drug addict. I'm homosexual. I'm a genius. Of course, I could be all four of these dubious things and still be a saint. But I shonuf ain't no saint yet, nawsuh." - Truman Capote

"The anguish of the neurotic individual is the same as that of the saint. The neurotic, the saint are engaged in the same battle. Their blood flows from similar wounds. But the first one gasps and the other one gives." - Georges Bataille

"I was the big, bossy older sister, full of enthusiasms, mad fantasies, desperate urges to be famous, and anxious to be a saint - a settled sort of saint, not one who might have to suffer or die for her faith." - Maeve Binchy

"Can one be a saint if God does not exist? That is the only concrete problem I know of today." - Albert Camus

"Yves Saint Laurent is a young man of excellent taste; the more he copies me the more taste he displays." - Coco Chanel

"God's training ground, where the missionary weapons are found, is the hidden, personal, worshiping life of the saint." - Oswald Chambers

"Power and courtly influence form an intoxicating draught even when raised to the lips of an ascetic and a saint." - James Fitzjames Stephen



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