Our labor here is brief, but the reward is eternal. Do not be disturbed by the clamor of the world, which passes like a shadow. Do not let false delights of a deceptive world deceive you.

— Clare of Assisi

The most blissful Clare of Assisi quotes that are free to learn and impress others

Go forth in peace, for you have followed the good road.

Go forth without fear, for he who created you has made you holy, has always protected you, and loves you as a mother. Blessed be you, my God, for having created me.

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Love God, serve God; everything is in that.

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Loving one another with the charity of Christ, let the love you have in your hearts be shown outwardly in your deeds so that compelled by such an example, the sisters may also grow in the love of God and charity for one another.

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Love that does not know of suffering is not worthy of the name.

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Place your mind before the mirror of eternity! Place your soul in the brilliance of glory! And transform your entire being into the image of the Godhead Itself through contemplation.

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O blessed poverty, who bestows eternal riches on those who love and embrace her!

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We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become.

If we love things, we become a thing. If we love nothing, we become nothing. Imitation is not a literal mimicking of Christ, rather it means becoming the image of the beloved, an image disclosed through transformation. This means we are to become vessels of God's compassionate love for others.

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Our body is not made of iron. Our strength is not that of stone. Live and hope in the Lord, and let your service be according to reason.

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We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become.

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