Best 155 of Francois Fenelon quotes - MyQuotes

Follow
Francois Fenelon
By Anonym 15 Sep

Francois Fenelon

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Francois Fenelon

Simplicity brings back the joys of Paradise. Not that we have pure pleasure without a moment's suffering, but when we are surrendered to God, we are not grasping for pleasure, and even our troubles are received with thanksgiving. This inner harmony, and this deliverance from fear and the tormenting desires of self, create a satisfaction in the soul which is above all the intoxicating joys of this world put together.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Francois Fenelon

No more restless uncertainties, no more anxious desires, no more impatience at the place we are in; for it is God who has placed us there, and who holds us in his arms. Can we be unsafe where he has placed us?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Francois Fenelon

The smallest things become great when God requires them of us; they are small only in themselves; they are always great when they are done for God.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Francois Fenelon

God, who is liberal in all his other gifts, shows us, by the wise economy of His providence, how circumspect we ought to be in the management of our time, for He never gives us two moments together.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Francois Fenelon

Commit yourself then to God! He will be your guide. He Himself will travel with you, as we are told He did with the Israelites, to bring them step by step across the desert to the promised land. Ah! what will be your blessedness, if you will but surrender yourself into the hands of God, permitting Him to do whatever He will, not according to your desires, but according to His own good pleasure?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Francois Fenelon

Never let us be discouraged with ourselves. It is not when we are conscious of our faults that we are the most wicked; on the contrary, we are less so. We see by a brighter light; and let us remember for our consolation, that we never perceive our sins till we begin to cure them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Francois Fenelon

If God bores you, tell Him that He bores you, that you prefer the vilest amusements to His presence, that you only feel at your ease when you are far from Him.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Francois Fenelon

God never makes us sensible of our weakness except to give us of His strength.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Francois Fenelon

Prayer is so necessary, and the source of so many blessings, that he who has discovered the treasure cannot be prevented from having recourse to it, whenever he has an opportunity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Francois Fenelon

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Francois Fenelon

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Francois Fenelon

Temptations are a file which rub off much of the rust of our self-confidence.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Francois Fenelon

Above all, live in the present moment and God will give you all the grace you need.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Francois Fenelon

Let me follow in Thy footsteps, O Jesus ! I would imitate Thee, but cannot without the aid of Thy grace! O humble and lowly Saviour, grant me the knowledge of the true Christian, and that I may willingly despise myself; let me learn the lesson so incomprehensible to the mind of man, that I must die to myself by an abandonment that shall produce true humility.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Francois Fenelon

To pray is to desire; but it is to desire what God would have us desire.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Francois Fenelon

Discouragement is simply the despair of wounded self-love.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Francois Fenelon

As long as anything in this world means anything to you, your freedom is only a word. You are like a bird that is held by a leash; you can only fly so far.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Francois Fenelon

We must truly serve those whom we appear to command; we must bear with their imperfections, correct them with gentleness and patience, and lead them in the way to heaven.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Francois Fenelon

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Francois Fenelon

Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Francois Fenelon

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Francois Fenelon

Real friends are our greatest joy and our greatest sorrow. It were almost to be wished that all true and faithful friends should expire on the same day.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Francois Fenelon

The wind of God is always blowing... but you must hoist your sail.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Francois Fenelon

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Francois Fenelon

If we were faultless, we should not be so much annoyed by the defects of those with whom we associate. If we were to acknowledge honestly that we have not virtue enough to bear patiently with our neighbor's weaknesses, we should show our own imperfection, and this alarms our vanity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Francois Fenelon

The presence of God calms the soul, and gives it quiet and repose.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Francois Fenelon

Sordid and infamous sensuality, the most dreadful evil that issued from the box of Pandora, corrupts every heart, and eradicates every virtue. Fly! wherefore dost thou linger? Fly, cast not one look behind thee; nor let even thy thought return to the accursed evil for a moment.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Francois Fenelon

God has not chosen to save us without crosses; as He has not seen fit to create men at once in the full vigor of manhood, but has suffered them to grow up by degrees amid all the perils and weaknesses of youth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Francois Fenelon

Despondency is not a state of humility; on the contrary, it is the vexation and despair of a cowardly pride--nothing is worse; whether we stumble or whether we fall, we must only think of rising again and going on in our course.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Francois Fenelon

Do we accustom ourselves to see all things in the light of faith? Do we correct all our judgments by it? Alas! The greater part of Christians think and act like mere heathens; if we judge (as we justly may) of their faith by their practice, we must conclude they have no faith at all.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Francois Fenelon

Violent excitement exhausts the mind and leaves it withered and sterile.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Francois Fenelon

I believe that we are conforming to the divine order and the will of Providence when we are doing even indifferent things that belong to our condition.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Francois Fenelon

A cross borne in simplicity, without the interference of self-love to augment it, is only half a cross. Suffering in this simplicity of love, we are not only happy in spile of the cross, but because of it; for love is pleased in suffering for the Well Beloved, and the cross which forms us into His image is a consoling bond of love.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Francois Fenelon

Trouble and perplexity drive me to prayer, and prayer drives away perplexity and trouble.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Francois Fenelon

All wars are civil ones; for it is still man spilling his own blood, tearing out his own bowels.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Francois Fenelon

Let gratitude for the past inspire us with trust for the future.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Francois Fenelon

All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Francois Fenelon

The realization of God's presence is the one sovereign remedy against temptation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Francois Fenelon

A good historian is timeless; although he is a patriot, he will never flatter his country in any respect.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Francois Fenelon

I would have every minister of the gospel address his audience with the zeal of a friend, with the generous energy of a father, and with the exuberant affection of a mother.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Francois Fenelon

God felt, God tasted and enjoyed is indeed God, but God with those gifts which flatter the soul, God in darkness, in privation, in forsakenness, in sensibility, is so much God, that he is so to speak God bare and alone. Shall we fear this death, which is to produce in us the true divine life of grace?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Francois Fenelon

The passion of acquiring riches in order to support a vain expense corrupts the purest souls.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Francois Fenelon

Before putting yourself in peril, it is necessary to foresee and fear it; but when one is there, nothing remains but to despise it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Francois Fenelon

This is the love that does all things; that brings to pass even the evils we suffer; so shaping them that they are but instruments of preparing the good which, as yet, has not arrived.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Francois Fenelon

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Francois Fenelon

We must avoid fastidiousness; neatness, when it is moderate, is a virtue; but when it is carried to an extreme, it narrows the mind.