François Fénelon

François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon, more commonly known as François Fénelon, was a French Roman Catholic archbishop, theologian, poet and writer.

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All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Children are very nice observers, and will often perceive your sligthest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves.Rate it:
Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half.Rate it:
Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others.Rate it:
How rare it is to find a soul quiet enough to hear God speak.Rate it:
If the riches of the Indies, or the crowns of all the kingdom of Europe, were laid at my feet in exchange for my love of reading, I would spurn them all.Rate it:
If we were faultless we should not be so much annoyed by the defects of those with whom we associate.Rate it:
It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become toward the defects of others.Rate it:
Little opportunities should be improved.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Nothing will make us so charitable and tender to the faults of others, as, by self-examination, thoroughly to know our own.Rate 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.Rate it:

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