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    The wind of God is always blowing... but you must hoist your sail.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: god 
     
    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
    tags: men  world  god  corrupt 
     
    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.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: men  human  war  race 
     
    A good historian is timeless; although he is a patriot, he will never flatter his country in any respect.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: respect  patriot 
     
    Little opportunities should be improved.
    — Francois Fenelon
    All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: men  war 
     
    Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: pleasure 
     
    All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.
    — Francois Fenelon
    Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: virtue  mind  extreme 
     
    Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: friends  sad  soul 
     
    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.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: thoughts  saying 
     
    If we were faultless we should not be so much annoyed by the defects of those with whom we associate.
    — Francois Fenelon
    So long as we are full of self we are shocked at the faults of others. Let us think often of our own sin, and we shall be lenient to the sins of others.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: self  sin 
     
    God never ceases to speak to us, but the noise of the world without and the tumult of our passions within bewilder us and prevent us from listening to him
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: world  listening  god  passion 
     
    Worry is the cross which we make for ourselves by over anxiety.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: anxiety  worries 
     
    There is never any peace for those who resist God.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: peace  god 
     
    The greatest of all crosses is self. If we die in part every day, we shall have but little to do on the last. These little daily deaths will destroy the power of the final dying.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: death  power  self  dying  die 
     
    How can you expect God to speak in that gentle and inward voice which melts the soul, when you are making so much noise with your rapid reflections? Be silent and God will speak again.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: soul  god 
     
    Faith is letting down our nets into the transparent deeps at the Divine command, not knowing what we shall draw.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: knowing  divine  faith 
     
    How rare it is to find a soul quiet enough to hear God speak.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: soul  god 
     
    Resign every forbidden joy; restrain every wish that is not referred to God's will; banish all eager desires, all anxiety; desire only the will of God; seek him alone and supremely, and you will find peace.
    — Francois Fenelon
    To will everything that God wills, and to will it always, in all circumstances and without reservations: that is the kingdom of God which is entirely within.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: god 
     
    God is our true Friend, who always gives us the counsel and comfort we need. Our danger lies in resisting Him; so it is essential that we acquire the habit of hearkening to His voice, or keeping silence within, and listening so as to lose nothing of what He says to us.
    — Francois Fenelon
    The Christian life is a long and continual tendency of our hearts toward that eternal goodness which we desire on earth. All our happiness consists in thirsting for it. Now this thirst is prayer. Ever desire to approach your Creator, and you will never cease to pray. Do not think it necessary to pronounce many words.
    — Francois Fenelon
    That love of self, which the world advocates, is a thousand times more dangerous than any poison.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: time  world  self  dangerous 
     
    A general rule for the good use of time is to accustom oneself to live in a continual dependence on the Spirit of God.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: time  live  oneself  rules  god  spirit 
     
    The more you say, the less people remember.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: people 
     
    People who have no secrets from each other never want for a subject of conversation. They do not weigh their words, for there is nothing to be held back, neither do they seek for something to say. They talk out of the abundance of their heart, without consideration they say just what they think. Blessed are they who attain to such familiar, unreserved intercourse with God.
    — Francois Fenelon
    Peace does not dwell in outward things but within the soul; we may preserve it in the midst of the bitterest pain, if our will remains firm and submissive. Peace in this life springs from acquiescence to, not an exemption from, suffering.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: peace  pain  suffering 
     
    Of all the duties enjoined by Christianity none is more essential and yet more neglected than prayer.
    — Francois Fenelon
    Time spent in prayer is never wasted.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: time  prayer 
     
    You can often help others more by correcting your own faults than theirs. Remember, and you should, because of your own experience, that allowing God to correct your faults is not easy. Be patient with people, wait for God to work with them as He wills.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: people  work  experience  help  god 
     
    Let gratitude for the past inspire us with trust for the future.
    — Francois Fenelon
    Nothing marks so much the solid advancement of a soul, as the view of one's wretchedness without anxiety and without discouragement.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: soul  anxiety 
     
    God's treasury where He keeps His children's gifts will be like many a mother's store of relics of her children, full of things of no value to others, but precious in His eyes for the love's sake that was in them.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: children  value  eyes  child  gift  god  mother 
     
    How different the peace of God from that of the world! It calms the passions, preserves the purity of the conscience, is inseparable from righteousness, unites us to God and strengthens us against temptations. The peace of the soul consists in an absolute resignation to the will of God.
    — Francois Fenelon
    Carefully purify your conscience from daily faults; suffer no sin to dwell in your heart; small as it may seem, it obscures the light of grace, weighs down the soul, and hinders that constant communion with Jesus Christ which it should be your pleasure to cultivate.
    — Francois Fenelon
    As to our friend , I pray God to bestow upon him a simplicity that shall give him peace . Happy are they indeed who can bear their sufferings in the enjoyment of this simple peace and perfect acquiesence in the will of God.
    — Francois Fenelon
    There is but one way in which God should be loved, and that is to take no step except with Him and for Him, and to follow with a generous self-abandonment every thing which He requires.
    — Francois Fenelon
    tags: god 
     
    There is nothing that is more dangerous to your own salvation, more unworthy of God and more harmful to your own happiness, than that you should be content to remain as you are.
    — Francois Fenelon
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    francois fenelon
    Birth    : August 6, 1651
    Death  : January 7, 1715
    Occupation  : Poet