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Francois Fenelon quotes: The most essential point is lowliness. The most essential point is lowliness.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Pity enlarges the heart. Pity enlarges the heart.
Francois Fenelon quotes: He who prays without confidence cannot hope that his prayers will be granted. He who prays without confidence cannot hope that his prayers will be granted.
Francois Fenelon quotes: We must avoid fastidiousness; neatness, when it is moderate, is a virtue; but when it is carried to an extreme, it narrows the mind. We must avoid fastidiousness; neatness, when it is moderate, is a virtue; but when it is carried to an extreme, it narrows the mind.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Make this simple rule the guide of your life: to have no will but God's. Make this simple rule the guide of your life: to have no will but God's.
Francois Fenelon quotes: There is no more dangerous illusion than the fancies by which people try to avoid illusion. There is no more dangerous illusion than the fancies by which people try to avoid illusion.
Francois Fenelon quotes: The blood of a nation ought never to be shed except for its own preservation in the utmost extremity. The blood of a nation ought never to be shed except for its own preservation in the utmost extremity.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Listen less to your own thoughts and more to God's thoughts. Listen less to your own thoughts and more to God's thoughts.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Speak, move, act in peace, as if you were in prayer. In truth, this is prayer. Speak, move, act in peace, as if you were in prayer. In truth, this is prayer.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Nothing is so costly as the pursuit of a cure for imaginary ills. Nothing is so costly as the pursuit of a cure for imaginary ills.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Worry is the cross which we make for ourselves by over anxiety. Worry is the cross which we make for ourselves by over anxiety.
Francois Fenelon quotes: If the crowns of all the kingdoms of the empire were laid down at my feet in exchange for my books and my love of reading I would spurn them If the crowns of all the kingdoms of the empire were laid down at my feet in exchange for my books and my love of reading I would spurn them all.
Francois Fenelon quotes: God is so good that He only awaits our desire to overwhelm us with the gift of himself. God is so good that He only awaits our desire to overwhelm us with the gift of himself.
Francois Fenelon quotes: The history of the world suggests that without love of God there is little likelihood of a love for man that does not become corrupt. The history of the world suggests that without love of God there is little likelihood of a love for man that does not become corrupt.
Francois Fenelon quotes: We can often do more for other men by trying to correct our own faults than by trying to correct theirs ~ Francois Fenelon We can often do more for other men by trying to correct our own faults than by trying to correct theirs ~ Francois Fenelon
Francois Fenelon quotes: I no longer desire anything but to be Thine. I no longer desire anything but to be Thine.
Francois Fenelon quotes: How desirable is this simplicity! Who will give it to me? I will quit all else; it is the pearl of great price. How desirable is this simplicity! Who will give it to me? I will quit all else; it is the pearl of great price.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Simplicity is that grace which frees the soul from all unnecessary reflections upon itself. Simplicity is that grace which frees the soul from all unnecessary reflections upon itself.
Francois Fenelon quotes: True piety hath in it nothing weak, nothing sad, nothing constrained. It enlarges the heart; it is simple, free, and attractive. True piety hath in it nothing weak, nothing sad, nothing constrained. It enlarges the heart; it is simple, free, and attractive.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Time is given us that we may take care for eternity; and eternity will not be too long to regret the loss of our time if we have misspent it. Time is given us that we may take care for eternity; and eternity will not be too long to regret the loss of our time if we have misspent it.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Nothing is more despicable than a professional talker who uses his words as a quack uses his remedies. Nothing is more despicable than a professional talker who uses his words as a quack uses his remedies.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Let us often think of our own infirmities, and we shall become indulgent toward those of others. Let us often think of our own infirmities, and we shall become indulgent toward those of others.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Our piety must be weak and imperfect if it do not conquer our fear of death. Our piety must be weak and imperfect if it do not conquer our fear of death.
Francois Fenelon quotes: The greater our dread of crosses, the more necessary they are for us. The greater our dread of crosses, the more necessary they are for us.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Above all, live in the present moment and God will give you all the grace you need. Above all, live in the present moment and God will give you all the grace you need.
Francois Fenelon quotes: The more you say, the less people remember. The more you say, the less people remember.
Francois Fenelon quotes: God would behold in you a simplicity which will contain so much the more of His wisdom as it contains less of your own. God would behold in you a simplicity which will contain so much the more of His wisdom as it contains less of your own.
Francois Fenelon quotes: To pray is to desire; but it is to desire what God would have us desire. To pray is to desire; but it is to desire what God would have us desire.
Francois Fenelon quotes: All wars are civil ones; for it is still man spilling his own blood, tearing out his own bowels. All wars are civil ones; for it is still man spilling his own blood, tearing out his own bowels.
Francois Fenelon quotes: It is when God appears to have abandoned us that we must abandon ourselves most wholly to God. It is when God appears to have abandoned us that we must abandon ourselves most wholly to God.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Can we be unsafe where God has placed us, and where He watches over us as a parent a child that he loves? Can we be unsafe where God has placed us, and where He watches over us as a parent a child that he loves?
Francois Fenelon quotes: How does our will become sanctified? By conforming itself unreservedly to that of God. How does our will become sanctified? By conforming itself unreservedly to that of God.
Francois Fenelon quotes: The art of cookery is the art of poisoning mankind, by rendering the appetite still importunate, when the wants of nature are supplied. The art of cookery is the art of poisoning mankind, by rendering the appetite still importunate, when the wants of nature are supplied.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Faith is letting down our nets into the transparent deeps at the Divine command, not knowing what we shall draw. Faith is letting down our nets into the transparent deeps at the Divine command, not knowing what we shall draw.
Francois Fenelon quotes: O Lord, I do most cheerfully commit all unto Thee. O Lord, I do most cheerfully commit all unto Thee.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Be content with doing calmly the little which depends upon yourself, and let all else be to you as if it were not. Be content with doing calmly the little which depends upon yourself, and let all else be to you as if it were not.
Francois Fenelon quotes: All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation. All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.
Francois Fenelon quotes: The realization of God's presence is the one sovereign remedy against temptation. The realization of God's presence is the one sovereign remedy against temptation.
Francois Fenelon quotes: The wind of God is always blowing ... but you must hoist your sail. The wind of God is always blowing ... but you must hoist your sail.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Before putting yourself in peril, it is necessary to forsee and fear it; but when one is there, nothing remains but to despise it. Before putting yourself in peril, it is necessary to forsee and fear it; but when one is there, nothing remains but to despise it.
Francois Fenelon quotes: The passion of acquiring riches in order to support a vain expense corrupts the purest souls. The passion of acquiring riches in order to support a vain expense corrupts the purest souls.
Francois Fenelon quotes: The presence of God calms the soul, and gives it quiet and repose. The presence of God calms the soul, and gives it quiet and repose.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Oh! how seldom the soul is silent, in order that God may speak. Oh! how seldom the soul is silent, in order that God may speak.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others. Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others.
Francois Fenelon quotes: We may as well tolerate all religions, since God Himself tolerates all. We may as well tolerate all religions, since God Himself tolerates all.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Nothing marks so much the solid advancement of a soul, as the view of one's wretchedness without anxiety and without discouragement. Nothing marks so much the solid advancement of a soul, as the view of one's wretchedness without anxiety and without discouragement.
Francois Fenelon quotes: It is often our own imperfection which makes us reprove the imperfection of others; a sharp-sighted self-love of others It is often our own imperfection which makes us reprove the imperfection of others; a sharp-sighted self-love of others
Francois Fenelon quotes: Most people I ask little from. I try to give them much, and expect nothing in return and I do very well in the bargain. Most people I ask little from. I try to give them much, and expect nothing in return and I do very well in the bargain.
Francois Fenelon quotes: It is better to die than to tell a lie It is better to die than to tell a lie
Francois Fenelon quotes: That love of self, which the world advocates, is a thousand times more dangerous than any poison. That love of self, which the world advocates, is a thousand times more dangerous than any poison.
Francois Fenelon quotes: There is never any peace for those who resist God. There is never any peace for those who resist God.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Good taste rejects excessive nicety. Good taste rejects excessive nicety.
Francois Fenelon quotes: The best use one can make of his mind is to distrust it. The best use one can make of his mind is to distrust it.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Those who are wholly God's are always happy. Those who are wholly God's are always happy.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Let gratitude for the past inspire us with trust for the future. Let gratitude for the past inspire us with trust for the future.
Francois Fenelon quotes: You really don't even own the present moment, for even this belongs to God. You really don't even own the present moment, for even this belongs to God.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Little opportunities should be improved. Little opportunities should be improved.
Francois Fenelon quotes: Violent excitement exhausts the mind and leaves it withered and sterile. Violent excitement exhausts the mind and leaves it withered and sterile.
Francois Fenelon quotes: To be faithful in prayer it is indispensable that we arrange all the activities of the day with a regularity that nothing can disturb To be faithful in prayer it is indispensable that we arrange all the activities of the day with a regularity that nothing can disturb