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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

Related topics: Love Inspirational Spiritual Christian Religion Live-By

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

For it is in giving that we receive.
- 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

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
- 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

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

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

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

Friendship is Love without his wings.
- Lord Byron

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

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

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

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

The Lord prefers common-looking people.
That is why he makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.
- Saint Augustine

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

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

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

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

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

Be the chief but never the lord.
- Lao Tzu

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.
- Lord Byron

The Lord had the wonderful advantage of being able to work alone.
- Kofi Annan

But if you have a solid walk with the Lord,
then you won't fear that failure.
- Cliff Richard

Oh Lord, give me chastity, but do not give it yet.
- Saint Augustine

It is easy to be independent when you've got money.
But to be independent when you haven't got a thing,
that's the Lord's test.
- Mahalia Jackson

Lord knows, I never want to waste any more of my time in mirrors.
- Lauren Hutton

Considering that the blessed life we so long for consists
in an intimate and true love of God Our Creator and Lord,
which binds and obliges us all to a sincere love.
- Ignatius Loyola

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

Who is wise in love, love most, say least.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.
- Bern Williams

I never search for a reason why - I have faith in the Lord's purpose.
- Willie Stargell

Confess your sins to the Lord and you will be forgiven;
confess them to man and you will be laughed at.
- Josh Billings

Because you are a great lord, you believe yourself to be a great genius.
You took the trouble to be born, but no more.
- Pierre Beaumarchais

I would like to see a fierce Fantasia mixed with Blade Runner,
Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars all in one.
That's the kind of movies I want to make.
- Michelle Rodriguez

Lord Birkenhead is very clever but sometimes his brains go to his head.
- Margot Asquith

I doubt that the Lord cares much which honorable vocation you choose.
But He does care if you love one another and serve one another.
- Russell M. Nelson

I swear to the Lord, I still can't see,
why Democracy means, everybody but me.
- Langston Hughes

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

The astrologers and historians write that the ascendant
as of Oxford is Capricornus,
whose lord is Saturn, a religious planet,
and patron of religious men.
- John Aubrey

Lord of the Rings, I think, is far and away the most brilliantly done stuff.
- Len Wein

Because we are continually growing in the Lord,
preachers and lay people alike must be open to the Lord's correction.
- Benny Hinn

All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that
untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Lord taught me to love everybody,
but the last ones I learned to love were the sportswriters.
- Alvin Dark


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