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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.
- 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

 

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

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

For it is in giving that we receive.
- 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

Where there is injury let me sow pardon.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
- 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

Friendship is Love without his wings.
- Lord Byron

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

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

Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative
of the dignity of my high vocation,
and its many responsibilities.
Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way
to coldness, unkindness, or impatience.
- Mother Teresa

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

Then came Peter to him, and said,
Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me,
and I forgive him? till seven times?
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee,
Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
- Matthew 18:21-22

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

Prayer:
Lord God, Holy Spirit, Giver of All Light,
Bless and Keep All Those of This World.
Grant Us Your Peace, Your Light, Your Love.
Grant Us Complete Renewal of Body, Mind and Spirit -
Continual Rebirth in Newness of Life.
Let Your Light Shine Upon Us and Be Gracious to Us.
Grant to Each and Every One of Us:
Health, Comfort, Joy, Peace Within Ourselves,
Peace Within Our Families, Peace Within Our Communities,
and Peace among All those This World.
Grant That I May Be an Instrument of Thy Peace.
Grant That I May Radiate Thy Peace, Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Comfort, Thy Joy,
to All Those Around Me and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More. AMEN.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

You should not believe your conscience and your feelings
more than the word which the Lord who receives sinners preaches to you.
- Martin Luther

Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
- Lord Chesterfield

I can work for the Lord in or out of prison.
- Charles W. Colson

If the Lord Almighty had consulted me before embarking upon Creation,
I should have recommended something simpler.
- Alfonso X

I really don't like talking about money.
All I can say is that the Good Lord must have wanted me to have it.
- Larry Bird

Canada has given us John Candy and Martin Short and
Bill Shatner and Lord knows how many other wonderful performers.
- Jamie Farr

In the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread.
No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
- Woodrow Wilson

Dear God, Please send to me the spirit of Your peace.
Then send, dear Lord, the spirit of peace from me to all the world.
Amen.
- Marianne Williamson

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

The good Lord made us all out of iron.
Then he turns up the heat to forge some of us into steel.
- Marie Osmond

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

The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense,
which is shared by all that is.
- Samuel Butler

I don't think Hollywood per se is supposed to be taken seriously,
otherwise, dear Lord, that would be frightening.
- Brittany Murphy

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

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

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

The backgrounds in Lord of the Rings are all explained.
- Robbie Coltrane

If I could live my life all over I'd do everything the same;
the film in my camera would remain the same;
there's no way lord,
to leave this love behind.
- Al Green


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