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O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
by 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

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

For it is in giving that we receive.
- 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

 

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

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

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

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

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

It is no use walking anywhere to preach
unless our walking is our preaching.
- 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

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

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

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

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

Study the past, if you would divine the future.
- Confucius

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

In all of his bestsellers, the Divine has told the truth,
custom-tailored to the comprehension of the times.
- Ernest Holmes

It takes discipline and compassion
to awaken the divine in ourselves long enough
to recognize the divine in another.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Nothing I say can explain to you Divine Love
Yet all of creation cannot seem to stop talking about it.
- Rumi

Each and every human being on Earth
has both the responsibility and the privilege
of viewing themselves as Divine beings
with the power to bring about peace.
- James Twyman

The Divine is all in the perspective we take on it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Divine Plan is one of Freedom.
The inherent nature of man is ever seeking
to express itself in terms of freedom,
because freedom is the birthright of every living soul.
- Ernest Holmes

I view the Divine and All of Life
from the perspective of Celebration.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Divine love will meet all human needs
- Mary Baker Eddy

The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend.
I have no wealth to bestow on him.
If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward.
Is not friendship divine in this?
- Henry David Thoreau

Just one quality of the Buddha has to be remembered.
He consists only of one quality: witnessing.
This small word witnessing contains the whole of spirituality.
Witness that you are not the body.
Witness that you are not the mind.
Witness that you are only a witness.
As the witnessing deepens,
you start becoming drunk with the divine.
That is what is called ecstasy.
- Osho

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
- Michelangelo

Human beings must be known to be loved;
but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
- Blaise Pascal

Show me your hands.
Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet.
Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart.
Have you left a place for divine love?
- Fulton J. Sheen

All men's souls are immortal,
but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.
- Socrates

That is the returning to God which in reality is never
concluded on earth but yet leaves behind in the soul a divine home sickness,
which never again ceases.
- Max Muller

We show deference to the civil authorities when they
respect the divine origin of their power and when they
serve the people with objective reference to the law of God.
- Angelo Scola

Music is the divine way to tell beautiful,
poetic things to the heart.
- Pablo Casals

Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
- Michelangelo

It is an absolute and virtually divine perfection to
know how to enjoy our being rightfully.
- Michel de Montaigne

The Church as a divine society possess an internal
principle of life which is capable of assimilating
the most diverse materials and imprinting her own image upon them.
- Christopher Dawson

As he is one, so we call Him God, the Deity,
the Divine Nature, and other names of the same signification.
- John Hales

Homer was able to give us no information relating to the truth,
for he wrote of human rather than divine things.
- Lactantius

Joy is like restless day; but peace divine like quiet night;
Lead me,
O Lord, till perfect Day shall shine through Peace to Light.
- Adelaide Anne Procter

Divine right of kings means the divine right of anyone who can get uppermost.
- Herbert Spencer

Actually, I take it as a compliment.
Diva is a derivative of divine.
That's quite a title to carry around.
- Calista Flockhart

The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings,
may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age,
be contested without danger.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

The Divine of the Lord in heaven is love,
for the reason that love is receptive of all things of heaven,
such as peace, intelligence, wisdom and happiness.
- Emanuel Swedenborg

The only albatross is the hurt you divine from what
people say about your art.
- Stephen Stills

It is well to think well; it is divine to act well.
- Horace Mann

My sense of divine brings with it a strange sound of music with its glories,
a marvellous melody sounding like a multitude of flutes.
- Paul Twitchell

When the divine vision is attained, all appear equal;
and there remains no distinction of good and bad,
or of high and low.
- Ramakrishna

Always do good to others.
Be selfless.
Mentally remove everything and be free.
This is divine life.
This is the direct way to Moksha or salvation.
- Swami Sivananda

I think that we all carry the divine within us.
- Isabelle Adjani

Though we are not Almighty God Himself,
nevertheless, we are now divine.
- Benny Hinn

The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books,
but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the
divine right to denounce and silence all opposition
to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
- Robert M. La Follette

Strangely, Dante's Divine Comedy did not produce a
prose of that creative height or it did so after centuries.
- Eugenio Montale

A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke.
- Max Eastman

The difference between religion and morality lies simply
in the classical division of things into the divine and the human,
if one only interprets this correctly.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Plants and minerals are bound to predestination.
The faithful is only bound to the Divine orders.
- Muhammad Iqbal

In one word, this ideal is that you are divine.
- Swami Vivekananda

Unbeliever is he who follows predestination even if he be Muslim,
Faithful is he, if he himself is the Divine Destiny.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Nothing in the universe is contingent,
but all things are conditioned to exist and operate
in a particular manner by the necessity of the divine nature.
- Baruch Spinoza

When you read any great mystery, recorded in holy Writ,
you are to prostrate your Reason to Divine Revelation.
- Thomas Ken

It was not the part of His kindly love that he who
was to praise God's divine generosity in regard to
others should be compelled to condemn it in regard to himself.
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

There is no law, divine or human, that the saloon respects.
- Billy Sunday

Not in achievement, but in endurance,
of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur
and its alliance with the infinite.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin


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