Saint Francis De Sales Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old saint francis de sales quotes, saint francis de sales sayings, and saint francis de sales proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.     

Saint Francis De Sales

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew.     

Saint Francis De Sales

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

Those who pray from the heart do not think about the prayer they are saying, but about the God to whom they pray.     

Saint Francis De Sales

A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.     

Saint Francis De Sales

Friendship requires great communication.     

Saint Francis De Sales

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew.     

Saint Francis De Sales

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.     

Saint Francis De Sales

The highest degree of meekness consists in seeing, serving, honoring, and treating amiably, on occasion, those who are not to our taste, and who show themselves unfriendly, ungrateful, and troublesome to us.     

Saint Francis De Sales

Every vocation becomes more agreeable when united with devotion.     

Saint Francis De Sales

The bee collects honey from flowers in such a way as to do the least damage or destruction to them, and he leaves them whole, undamaged and fresh, just as he found them.     

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

There is nothing as strong as tenderness, And nothing as tender as true strength.     

Saint Francis De Sales

I have made a pact with my tongue, not to speak when my heart is disturbed.     

Saint Francis De Sales

There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.     

Saint Francis De Sales

Through devotion, your family cares become more peaceful, mutual love between husband and wife becomes more sincere, the service we owe to the prince more faithful, and our work, no matter what it is, becomes more pleasant and agreeable.     

Saint Francis De Sales

The bee collects honey from flowers in such a way as to do the least damage or destruction to them, and he leaves them whole, undamaged and fresh, just as he found them.      

Saint Francis De Sales

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