François Fénelon quotes

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

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

Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others.

Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half.

If we were faultless we should not be so much annoyed by the defects of those with whom we associate.

Nothing is more despicable than a professional talker who uses his words as a quack uses his remedies.

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

Little opportunities should be improved.

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

Discouragement is simply the despair of wounded self-love.