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Saint Francis Quotes


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

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

"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

"Who praiseth Saint Peter, doth not blame Saint Paul." - George Herbert

"I married a saint - well, a saint who curses." - Ray Romano

"I'm far from a saint." - Clay Guida

"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 it walks like a saint, and quacks like a saint- it's a quacking saint." -Della" - C.C. Hunter

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

"You cannot be half a saint; you must be a whole saint or no saint at all." - Therese Of Lisieux

"No great saint lived without errors." - Martin Luther

"I am a Count, Not a Saint." - Alexandre Dumas

"A saint belongs to all humanity." - Elif Safak

"Methought I saw my late espoused saint." - John Milton

"Make this man a saint now, OK?" - Elton John

"I'm an angel not a frickin' saint." - J.R. Ward

"My father was a saint, I'm not." - Indira Gandhi

"A saint is one to be for two when three and you make five and two and cover. A at most. Saint saint a saint." - Gertrude Stein

"A saint is one to be for two when three and you make five and two and cover. A at most. Saint saint a saint." - Gertrude Stein

"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

"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

"Born a saint, die a sinner - born a sinner, die a saint." - Douglas Horton

"You won't become a saint by studying your Bible; you'll become a saint by living it." - Leonard Ravenhill

"Saint George and the Dragon!-Bonny Saint George for Merry England!-The castle is won!" - Walter Scott

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

"I knew a girl so ugly, she had a face like a saint-a Saint Bernard!" - Rodney Dangerfield

"[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

"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

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

"I think [Pope] Francis intends to forge ahead with his reform agenda." - Sylvia Poggioli

"[Pope Francis] lashed out against what he called malevolent resistance to his reforms." - Sylvia Poggioli

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

"My cousin Francis and I are in perfect accord - he wants Milan, and so do I." - Charles V

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

"I learned from Francis Ford Coppola to treat the company like your family." - Mary Stuart Masterson

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

"Movies I liked growing up were like Francis Ford Coppolla movies and Scorsese movies." - Owen Wilson

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

"Give not S. Peter so much, to leave Saint Paul nothing. [Give not Saint Peter so much, to leave Saint Paul nothing.]" - George Herbert

"You cannot make a sinner into a saint by killing him. He who does not live as a saint here will never live as a saint hereafter." - Charles Spurgeon

"For me to be a saint means to be myself." - Thomas Merton

"To be a saint is to be yourself." - Thomas Merton

"A bad man becomes worse when he apes a saint." - Publilius Syrus

"A saint is good when nobody is looking." - Leonard Ravenhill

"You were never told that Saint-Tropez is paradise?" - Karl Lagerfeld

"A saint is one who makes goodness attractive." - Laurence Housman

"Never is a man wholly a saint or a sinner." - Hermann Hesse

"One can convert only a sinner, never a saint." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"You will not become a saint through other people's sins." - Anton Chekhov

"A saint is a sinner who never gave up." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"That saint who advances on his knees never retreats..." - Jim Elliot

"Every saint has a bee in his halo." - E V Lucas

"Men who ape the saint and play the sinner." - Juvenal

"Basically, this guy was a saint, so we drink." - Michelle Michaels

"A saint abroad, and a devil at home." - John Bunyan

"It's hard to be a saint in the city." - Bruce Springsteen

"Tax not the royal Saint with vain expense." - William Wordsworth

"Be neither saint nor sophist-led, but be a man." - Matthew Arnold

"Nobody wants to conduct an autopsy on a dead saint." - Robert Charles Wilson

"A saint is a sinner who loves; it's that simple!" - Catherine Doherty

"There is no sinner like a young saint." - Aphra Behn

"My ultimate goal is to become a saint." - Marisa Berenson

"No man can become a saint in his sleep." - Henry Drummond

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

"Living with a saint is more grueling than being one." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"What does it take to become a saint? Will it." - Thomas Aquinas

"I claim there ain't Another Saint As great as Valentine." - Ogden Nash

"Yves Saint Laurent hated fashion. He loved style." - Pierre Berge

"The devil was sick, the devil a saint would be; The devil was well, the devil a saint was he." - Francois Rabelais

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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"(Francis) Bacon's best known writings are his essays. They are loved for many reasons, such as their being so short." - Richard Armour

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

"At one congressional hearing, Bishop Francis Kalabat complained that administration officials are overlooking what's happening to his fellow Chaldean Christians." - Tom Gjelten

"I keep thinking I'll enjoy suspense novels, and sometimes I do. I've read about 20 Dick Francis novels." - Nicholson Baker

"A saint is Christ's bride, totally attached, faithful, dependent. A saint is also totally independent, detached from idols and from other husbands... A saint is higher than anyone else in the world. A saint is the real mountain climber. A saint is also lower than anyone else in the world. As with water, he flows to the lowest places - like Calcutta." - Peter Kreeft

"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 love to dwell on the thought that the artist is next in divinity to the saint. He, like the saint, performs miracles." - Stanley Spencer

"People call me a saint and I think, I have to work harder. Because a saint would be a great thing to be." - Paul Farmer

"The Rose does not preen herself to catch my eye. She blooms because she blooms. A saint is a saint until he knows he is one." - Anthony De Mello

"Men say I am a saint losing himself in politics. The fact is that I am a politician trying my hardest to become a saint." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I want to be a saint, a real saint while I am young, for there is so much work to do." - Allen Ginsberg

"My father was a saint. He was the closest thing to a saint that you can find in a normal man." - Indira Gandhi

"To make a man a saint, it must indeed be by grace; and whoever doubts this does not know what a saint is, or a man." - Blaise Pascal

"The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future." - Oscar Wilde

"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

"If journalism were a religious order, George Orwell would be its patron saint." - Janadas Devan

"O, Thou hast damnable iteration; and art, indeed, able to corrupt a saint." - William Shakespeare

"Whether the charmer sinner it, or saint it, If folly grow romantic, I must paint it." - Alexander Pope

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

"Religion is 'twixt God and my own soul, Nor saint, nor sage, can boundless thought control." - Judith Sargent Murray

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

"Even a saint may take pleasure, in retrospect, in having been once desired" - Ellis Peters

"Saint John Paul II, pray for us and especially for our youth." - Pope Francis

"Got Chucks on with Saint Laurent; got kiss myself I'm so pretty." - Bruno Mars

"My father was a statesman, I'm a political woman. My father was a saint. I'm not." - Indira Gandhi

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

"I prefer a saint with faults to a sinner with none." - Charles Peguy

"Saint Augustine defined idolatry as worshiping what should be used or using what should be worshiped" - Colin S. Smith

"Pray to Saint Philomena, What ever you ask from her, She will obtain for you." - Pope Gregory XVI

"Sometimes I regret not being Catholic. I think I'd make a pretty good saint." - Zach Braff

"Each generation is converted by the saint who contradicts it most." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"My father was a Saint Bernard, my mother was a Collie, but I am a Presbyterian." - Mark Twain

"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

"Jailbait," he declared, leaping up. "You're a saint. A goddess, even." - Richelle Mead

"Life holds only one tragedy, ultimately: not to have been a saint." - Charles Peguy

"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

"Saint Valentine is past. Begin these woodbirds but to couple now?" - William Shakespeare

"Looks like it's time to liven up this dead little town!" - Saint Dane (The Reality Bug)" - D J Machale

"I'm not easy to live with. My wife is a saint." - Bill Burr

"Even the most sadistic and destructive man is human, as human as the saint." - Erich Fromm

"The humorist has a good eye for the humbug; he does not always recognize the saint." - W Somerset Maugham

"I just thank God for Dennis [Rodman], cause he makes me look like a saint." - Charles Barkley

"It is very odd that Nature should be so unscrupulous. She is no saint . . ." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There is only one tragedy in the end, not to have been a saint." - Leon Bloy

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

"This will equally apply to every Latter-day Saint. Salvation is an individual operation." - Thomas S Monson

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

"Jacob did not cease to be a Saint because he had to attend to his flocks." - Teresa of Avila

"I'm not good enough to be a saint and not bad enough to be interesting." - Bernadette Devlin

"Skepticism? Yes, but a saint is a skeptic once in twenty-four hours." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"if Saint Bruce doesn't like your poem, he chops your head off." - Vivian Vande Velde

"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

"The true saint burns grace like a 747 burns fuel on takeoff." - Dallas Willard

"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

"Saint Christopher, who said, Where can I get a Frank Sinatra medal? Never got a dinner!" - Red Buttons

"My wife is a saint. She's Gandhi. She walks around in diapers and won't eat." - Bob Saget

"A saint isn't somebody who tries harder, but someone who trusts more." - Peter Kreeft

"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

"Sin may rebel, but it shall never reign in any saint." - Thomas Brooks

"A saint is someone whose life makes it easier to believe in God." - William Barclay

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

"When's there ever been a decent saint who didn't start out as a thief?" - Halldór Laxness

"There is no saint without a past, and no sinner without a future." - Shri Haidakhan Babaji

"A bad man is worse when he pretends to be a saint." - Francis Bacon

"Smut is a target for reconstructed cricketing accidents - he is the Cricket Saint Sebastian." - Peter Greenaway

"Give not S. Peter so much, to leave Saint Paul nothing." - George Herbert

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



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