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Saint Francis de Sales Quotes and Sayings

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Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

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Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

There are no galley-slaves in the royal vessel of divine love -
every man works his oar voluntarily!
- Saint Francis de Sales

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.
- Saint Francis de Sales

 

Be who you are and be that well.
- Saint Francis de Sales

While I am busy with little things, I am not required to do greater things.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again,
never to be broken off.
- Saint Francis de Sales

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Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue.
- Saint Francis de Sales

A quarrel between friends, when made up,
adds a new tie to friendship.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.
- Saint Francis de Sales

True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Those who love to be feared fear to be loved.
- Saint Francis de Sales

When you encounter difficulties and contradictions,
do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.
- Saint Francis de Sales

We must never undervalue any person.
The workman loves not that his work should be despised in his presence.
Now God is present everywhere, and every person is His work.
- Saint Francis de Sales

There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.
- Saint Francis de Sales

A good discourse is that from which nothing can be
retrenched without cutting into the quick.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you.
Often invoke them, constantly praise them,
and make good use of their help and assistance in all
your temporal and spiritual affairs.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott PHOTO

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

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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