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Francois Fenelon Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Jan 2023
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All wars are civil wars because all men are brothers... Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born.
I love my country better than my family; but I love humanity better than my country.
When you find that weariness depresses or amusement distracts you, you will calmly turn with an untroubled spirit to your Heavenly Father, who is always holding out His arms to you. You will look to Him for gladness and refreshment when depressed, for moderation and recollection when in good spirits, and you will find that He will never leave you to want.
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If the riches of the Indies, or the crowns of all the kingdoms of Europe, were laid at my feet in exchange for my love of reading, I would spurn them all
The art of cookery is the art of poisoning mankind, by rendering the appetite still importunate, when the wants of nature are supplied
There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true.
Nothing is more despicable than a professional talker who uses his words as a quack uses his remedies.
Little opportunities should be improved.
If we were faultless we should not be so much annoyed by the defects of those with whom we associate.
Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others.
Genuine good taste consists in saying much in few words, in choosing among our thoughts, in having order and arrangement in what we say, and in speaking with composure.
Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind.
Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half.
Children are excellent observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves.
All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.
All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.
A good historian is timeless; although he is a patriot, he will never flatter his country in any respect.
The best use one can make of his mind is to distrust it
The past but lives in written words: a thousand ages were blank if books had not evoked their ghosts, and kept the pale unbodied shades to warn us from fleshless lips.
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