51+ Best Joan of Arc Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Joan of Arc, nicknamed “The Maid of Orléans,” was a national heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years’ War, and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint. Arc led the French army to victory over the English at Orléans. Captured a year later, Joan was burned at the stake as a heretic by the English and their French collaborators. Inspirational Joan of Arc quotes will give you the edge you need to create your success and uplift your spirit.

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Most Famous Joan of Arc Quotes

One life is all we have, and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying. – Joan of Arc

Children say that people are hung sometimes for speaking the truth. – Joan of Arc

Go forward bravely. Fear nothing. Trust in God; all will be well. – Joan of Arc

Every man gives his life for what he believes. Every woman gives her life for what she believes. Sometimes people believe in little or nothing, nevertheless they give up their lives to that little or nothing. One life is all we have, and we live it as we believe in living it, and then it’s gone. But to surrender what you are and live without belief – that’s more terrible than dying – more terrible than dying young. – Joan of Arc

Even though I saw the executioner and the fire, I could not say anything but what I have said. – Joan of Arc

You say that you are my judge; I do not know if you are; but take good heed not to judge me ill, because you would put yourself in great peril. – Joan of Arc

I was in my thirteenth year when I heard a voice from God to help me govern my conduct. And the first time I was very much afraid. – Joan of Arc

Get up tomorrow early in the morning, and earlier than you did today, and do the best that you can. Always stay near me, for tomorrow I will have much to do and more than I ever had, and tomorrow blood will leave my body above the breast. – Joan of Arc

I saw them with my bodily eyes as clearly as I see you. And when they departed, I used to weep and wish they would take me with them. – Joan of Arc

Of the love or hatred God has for the English, I know nothing, but I do know that they will all be thrown out of France, except those who die there. – Joan of Arc

The angels are as perfect in form as they are in spirit. – Joan of Arc

Everything I have said or done is in the hands of God. I commit myself to Him! I certify to you that I would do or say nothing against the Christian faith. – Joan of Arc

King of England, and you, duke of Bedford, who call yourself regent of the kingdom of France… settle your debt to the king of Heaven; return to the Maiden, who is envoy of the king of Heaven, the keys to all the good towns you took and violated in France. – Joan of Arc

Alas! that my body, clean and whole, never been corrupted, today must be consumed and burnt to ashes! – Joan of Arc

The poor folk gladly came to me, for I did them no unkindness, but helped them as much as I could. – Joan of Arc

If I said that God did not send me, I should condemn myself; truly God did send me. – Joan of Arc

Even little children repeat that oftentimes people are hanged for having told the truth. – Joan of Arc

What concerns this dress is a small thing – less than nothing. I did not take it by the advice of any man in the world. I did not take this dress or do anything but by the command of Our Lord and of the Angels. – Joan of Arc

I used to say, “”Go boldly in among the English,”” and then I used to go boldly in myself. – Joan of Arc

Far rather would I sit and sew beside my poor mother, for this thing is not of my condition. But I must go, and I must do this thing, because my Lord will have it so. Rather now than tomorrow, and tomorrow than the day after! – Joan of Arc

If ever I do escape, no one shall reproach me with having broken or violated my faith, not having given my word to anyone, whosoever it may be. – Joan of Arc

Truly, if you were to tear me limb from limb and separate my soul from my body, I would not say anything more. If I did say anything, afterwards I would always declare that you made me say it by force! – Joan of Arc

Men are sometimes hanged for telling the truth. – Joan of Arc

I shall last a year, and but little longer: we must think to do good work in that year. Four things are laid upon me: to drive out the English; to bring you to be crowned and anointed at Reims; to rescue the Duke of Orléans from the hands of the English; and to raise the siege of Orléans. – Joan of Arc

It is true I wished to escape; and so I wish still: is not this lawful for all prisoners? – Joan of Arc

All battles are first won or lost, in the mind. – Joan of Arc

It is better to be alone with God. His friendship will not fail me, nor His counsel, nor His love. In His strength, I will dare and dare and dare until I die. – Joan of Arc

I am not afraid; I was born to do this. – Joan of Arc

How else would God speak to me, if not through my imagination? – Joan of Arc

[Before being burned at the stake for her faith:] Hold the cross high so I may see it through the flames. – Joan of Arc

I would rather die than do something which I know to be a sin, or to be against God’s will. – Joan of Arc

Hope in God. If you have good hope and faith in Him, you shall be delivered from your enemies. – Joan of Arc

I am the drum on which God is beating out his message. – Joan of Arc

I place trust in God, my creator, in all things; I love Him with all my heart. – Joan of Arc

If I be not in a state of grace, I pray God place me in it; if I be in it, I pray God keep me so. – Joan of Arc

I die for speaking the language of the angels. – Joan of Arc

Courage! Do not fall back; in a little the place will be yours. Watch! When the wind blows my banner against the bulwark, you shall take it. – Joan of Arc

I fear nothing for God is with me! – Joan of Arc

I was admonished to adopt feminine clothes; I refused, and still refuse. As for other avocations of women, there are plenty of other women to perform them. – Joan of Arc

Help yourself and God will help you – Joan of Arc

I answered the voice that I was a poor girl who knew nothing of riding and warfare. – Joan of Arc

About Jesus Christ and the Church, I simply know they’re just one thing, and we shouldn’t complicate the matter. – Joan of Arc

Act, and God will act. – Joan of Arc

In God’s name let us go on bravely. – Joan of Arc

Since God had commanded it, it was necessary that I do it. Since God commanded it, even if I had a hundred fathers and mothers, even if I had been a King’s daughter, I would have gone nevertheless. – Joan of Arc

It is true that the king has made a truce with the duke of Burgundy for fifteen days and that the duke is to turn over the city of Paris at the end of fifteen days. Yet you should not marvel if I do not enter that city so quickly. – Joan of Arc

Do you smell something burning or is it me? – Joan of Arc

When women came up with PMS, men came up with ESPN. – Joan of Arc

The Maid and her soldiers will have the victory. Therefore, the Maid is willing that you, Duke of Bedford, should not destroy yourself. – Joan of Arc

[Responding to trick query about whether she believed herself in a state of grace:] If I am not, may it please God to bring me into it; if I am, may He preserve me in it. – Joan of Arc

I’m gonna take it as it comes. – Joan of Arc

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