Imperial Order of St. John Knights of Malta



Psalm 115:1

Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory,

for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.



Non nobis Domine non nobis sed nomini tuo da gloriam super
misericordia tua et veritate tua causa.








  1. A fool is wise in his eyes.


  1. A friend loved at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.


  1. A good name is rather to be chosen than riches.


  1. All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full.


  1. As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.


    1.  If you see oppression of the poor, and justice and righteousness trampled in a country, do not            be astounded.


  1. Start with God - the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.


  1. Train up a child in the way that he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.




 Quotes to live with in everyday life:





Poor people who are honest are better than the wicked rich, for they have more comfort in themselves, and a greater blessing. "Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a rich man whose ways are perverse."





To prosper and be happy is to be honest and righteous, with regards to proper conduct. "Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf."





This is all about a person who hastens to get rich quickly, to a point of being deliberately stingy, and never having the time to think that his Creator might take his wealth from him anytime, leaving him in poverty. "A stingy man is eager to get rich and is unaware that poverty awaits him."





Pride should be practiced the proper way and not out of arrogance or boastfulness. "Let praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips."





Everyone should always act their best, "He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers."



PROVERBS 3:27-28


Honesty should be practiced instead of taking advantage of positions. He admonishes, "Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbour, "Come back later… when you now have it with you."

Proverbs 22:2


The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all.



Proverbs 14:31


Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honours him.



Proverbs 14:21


Whoever despises his neighbour is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.



Proverbs 1:5


Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,









John 3:16


For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.



1 Corinthians 15


Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand 2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you - unless you believed in vain.



Ecclesiastes 7:20


Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does well and never sins.




John 1:12


But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,



Romans 1:20 - 21


For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honour him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.



Revelation 4:11


Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power,

For you created all things and by your will they existed and were created.



Romans 5:12


Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned –



Genesis 9:6


Whoever sheds the blood of man; by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.



Deuteronomy 15:7 - 8


If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, 8 but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be.