The traditions of a nation are very important and the anthem written by Francis Scott Key in the early days of our nation should always be revered.
— Lee Greenwood

Did St Francis preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really liked birds he would have done better to preach to the cats.
Rebecca West francie quote

Once while St. Francis of Assisi was hoeing his garden, he was asked, What would you do it you were suddenly to learn that you were to die at sunset today? He replied, I would finish hoeing my garden.
— Unknown

As a small boy Francis Crick had been haunted by a fear that by the time he grew up everything would have been discovered. Inspired by Arthur Mee
— Matt Ridley

As for the spirit of poverty, I do not remember any moment when it was not in me, although only to that unhappily small extent compatible with my imperfection. I fell in love with Saint Francis of Assisi as soon as I came to know about him. I always believed and hoped that one day Fate would force upon me the condition of a vagabond and a beggar which he embraced freely. Actually I felt the same way about prison.
— francie quotation by Simone Weil