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Lord, grant that I might not so much
by St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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

For it is in giving that we receive.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- St. Francis of Assisi

 

Where there is injury let me sow pardon.
- St. Francis of Assisi

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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While you are proclaiming peace with your lips,
be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It is no use walking anywhere to preach
unless our walking is our preaching.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
...
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- attributed to St. Francis of Assisi

If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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.
- St. Francis of Assisi

I have been all things unholy.
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It is not fitting, when one is in God's service,
to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- although attributed to St. Francis of Assisi,
this prayer first appeared (written in French) in 1912

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted,
every hill and mountain shall be made low,
the rough places will be made straight
and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
and all flesh shall see it together.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friendship is Love without his wings.
- Lord Byron

If you would convince others,
seem open to conviction yourself.
- Lord Chesterfield

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

I am the lord of myself, accountable to none.
- Benjamin Franklin

Lord, grant comfort, joy and health
to those I call friend,
to those I call enemy,
and to those I have cursed by my indifference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Brief is life but love is long.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Thomas Jefferson
(also attributed to Benjamin Franklin and Lord Chesterfield)

Lord, where we are wrong,
make us willing to change;
where we are right,
make us easy to live with.
- Peter Marshall

Common looking people are the best in the world:
that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

Be the chief but never the lord.
- Lao Tzu

'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

You may think the president is all-powerful,
but he is not.
He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.
- Barbara Bush

Our Father and Our God, unto thee, O Lord we lift our souls.
- William Pennington

I'm trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer.
- Oliver North

This is what the Lord asks of you: only this,
to act justly, to love tenderly,
and to walk humbly with your God.
- Micah 6:8

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Put your trust in the Lord and go ahead.
Worry gets you no place.
- Roy Acuff

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way
so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
- Emo Philips

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children
to the third and fourth generations.
- Exodus 20:5

The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
my God, my strength, in whom I will trust.
- Psalm 18:2

You better take care of me Lord, if you don't you're
gonna have me on your hands.
- Hunter S. Thompson

Our public schools began as ministries of the church;
now it is time to return them to the Lord.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

The Lord commonly gives riches to foolish people,
to whom he gives nothing else.
- Martin Luther

I praise the Lord here today.
I know that all my talent and all my ability comes from him,
and without him I'm nothing and I thank him for his great blessing.
- Ernie Harwell

Lord of the Rings made me realize that I'm not interested
in doing anyone else's work.
- Ralph Bakshi

Work is and always has been my salvation and I thank the Lord for it.
- Louisa May Alcott

Material possessions, winning scores,
and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord,
because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.
- John Wooden

Lord Chancellor, did I deliver the speech well? I am glad of that,
for there was nothing in it.
- George III

Well, to take me from where I was, and the life I was leading,
to the life I lead now with the church and with the
Lord and with Jesus Christ,
it's a total, total turn-around.
- Pat Summerall

If the laws could speak for themselves,
they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.
- Lord Halifax

I am serving the Lord and helping women save babies.
- Norma McCorvey

The head of every family will be what Abraham was,
the patriarch, the priest and the unlettered lord of his family,
and Reason will be the code of laws to all mankind.
- Adam Weishaupt

Lord, deliver me from the man who never makes a mistake,
and also from the man who makes the same mistake twice.
- William J. Mayo

The fact that the Lord can work and act even with insufficient means consoles me,
and above all I entrust myself to your prayers.
- Pope Benedict XVI

Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more:
Peace in the hearts of all men living,
peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving.
- Joseph Auslander

I shall now proceed to my own experience,
which hath truly convinced me, the Lord is awakened as one out of sleep;
and the voice of the Lord will shake terribly the earth.
- Joanna Southcott

I wanted to show that crime doesn't pay.
If you are saved and accept the Lord,
you cannot use that as an excuse to avoid punishment.
- Robert Duvall

The whole house came up and I came up with it...
I was just praying to the Lord to take care of me.
- Willie Nelson

People are dying who haven't had that opportunity to say yes to the Lord.
- Michael Scott

I don't care about my character here on earth.I don't
care about what other people think or say about me,
all I care about is my standing before the Lord.
- Brigham Young

We took this challenge before our Lord and our conscience,
and it must be done, because this man,
Hitler, he is the ultimate evil.
- Claus von Stauffenberg

If the Lord should bring a wicked man to heaven,
heaven would be hell to him; for he who loves not grace
upon earth will never love it in heaven.
- Christopher Love

Do your duty, that is best; leave unto the Lord the rest.
- David O. McKay

I have never made but one prayer to God,
a very short one: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous."
And God granted it.
- Voltaire


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