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