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All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation. Francois FeNelon#Spirituality 80
Francois FeNelon#Spirituality 80
The more you say, the less people remember. The fewer the words, the greater the profit. Francois FeNelon#Brevity 78
Francois FeNelon#Brevity 78
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. Francois FeNelon#Business 64
Francois FeNelon#Business 64
The past but lives in written words: a thousand ages were blank if books had not evoked their ghosts, and kept the pale unbodied shades to warn us from fleshless lips. Francois FeNelon#Past 63
Francois FeNelon#Past 63
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. Francois FeNelon#Love 58
Francois FeNelon#Love 58
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. Francois FeNelon#Among 57
Francois FeNelon#Among 57
Nothing will make us so charitable and tender to the faults of others, as, by self-examination, thoroughly to know our own. Francois FeNelon#Analysis 50
Francois FeNelon#Analysis 50
Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind. Francois FeNelon#Facts 49
Francois FeNelon#Facts 49
Nothing is more despicable than a professional talker who uses his words as a quack uses his remedies. Francois Fenelon#Uncategorized 49
Francois Fenelon#Uncategorized 49
If the riches of the Indies, or the crowns of all the kingdom of Europe, were laid at my feet in exchange for my love of reading, I would spurn them all. Francois FeNelon#Reading 42
Francois FeNelon#Reading 42
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