Francois Fenelon Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Francois Fenelon quotes, Francois Fenelon sayings, and Francois Fenelon proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Temptations are a file which rub off much of the rust of our self-confidence. Francois Fenelon
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
Simplicity is that grace which frees the soul from all unnecessary reflections upon itself. Francois Fenelon
Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others. Francois Fenelon
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
Faith is letting down our nets into the transparent deeps at the Divine command, not knowing what we shall draw. Francois Fenelon
Discouragement is simply the despair of wounded self-love. Francois Fenelon
The more you say, the less people remember. Francois Fenelon
Discouragement is simply the despair of wounded self-love. Francois Fenelon
The greater our dread of crosses, the more necessary they are for us. Francois Fenelon
The greater our dread of crosses, the more necessary they are for us. Francois Fenelon
Nothing is more despicable than a professional talker who uses his words as a quack uses his remedies. Francois Fenelon
How rare it is to find a soul quiet enough to hear God speak. Francois Fenelon
Good taste rejects excessive nicety. Francois Fenelon
How rare it is to find a soul quiet enough to hear God speak. Francois Fenelon
Pure love is in the will alone; it is no sentimental love, for the imagination has no part in it; it loves, if we may so express it, without feeling, as faith believes without seeing. Francois Fenelon
There are two principal points of attention necessary for the preservation of this constant spirit of prayer which unites us with God; we must continually seek to cherish it, and we must avoid everything that tends to make us lose it. Francois Fenelon
There is no real elevation of mind in a contempt of little things; it is, on the contrary, from too narrow views that we consider those things of little importance which have in fact such extensive consequences. François Fénelon
Violent excitement exhausts the mind and leaves it withered and sterile. François Fenelon
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. Francois Fenelon
The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become toward the defects of other people. Francois Fenelon