Facts about Francois Fenelon

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Francois Fenelon was a famous Clergyman from France, who lived between and 1715 AC.

Our collection contains 13 quotes who is written / told by Francois, under the main topic War.

Famous quotes by Francois Fenelon (13)


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"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"
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"Little opportunities should be improved"
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"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"
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"Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others"
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"All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers"
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"A good historian is timeless; although he is a patriot, he will never flatter his country in any respect"
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"Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half"
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"Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind"
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"All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers"
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"All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation"
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"Nothing is more despicable than a professional talker who uses his words as a quack uses his remedies"
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"If we were faultless we should not be so much annoyed by the defects of those with whom we associate"
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"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"


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