TOP 20 François Fénelon Quotes

TOP 20 François Fénelon Quotes.
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“Time spent in prayer is never wasted.”
— François Fénelon (00:00)

“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.”
— François Fénelon (00:07)

“To just read the Bible, attend church, and avoid “big” sins-is this passionate, wholehearted love for God?”
— François Fénelon (00:14)

“The more you say, the less people remember.”
— François Fénelon (00:21)

“Above all, live in the present moment and God will give you all the grace you need.”
— François Fénelon (00:28)

“All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.”
— François Fénelon (00:35)

“Of all the duties enjoined by Christianity none is more essential and yet more neglected than prayer.”
— François Fénelon (00:42)

“The kingdom of God which is within us consists in our willing whatever God wills, always, in every thing, and without reservation; and thus His kingdom comes; for His will is then done as it is in heaven, since we will nothing but what is dictated by His sovereign pleasure.”
— François Fénelon (00:49)

“I would have no desire other than to accomplish thy will. Teach me to pray; pray thyself in me.”
— François Fénelon (00:56)

“Discouragement is simply the despair of wounded self-love.”
— François Fénelon (01:03)

“How rare it is to find a soul quiet enough to hear God speak.”
— François Fénelon (01:10)

“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.”
— François Fénelon (01:17)

“It is better to die than to tell a lie.”
— François Fénelon (01:24)

“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.”
— François Fénelon (01:31)

“Worry is the cross which we make for ourselves by over anxiety.”
— François Fénelon (01:38)

“A good historian is timeless; although he is a patriot, he will never flatter his country in any respect.”
— François Fénelon (01:45)

“Let us endeavor to commence every enterprise with a pure view to the glory of God, continue it without distraction, and finish it without impatience.”
— François Fénelon (01:52)

“Violent excitement exhausts the mind and leaves it withered and sterile.”
— François Fénelon (01:59)

“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.”
— François Fénelon (02:06)

“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.”
— François Fénelon (02:13)

Music credit: Easy Day – Kevin MacLeod


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