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Francois de Fenelon (1651 - 1715)
French archbishop & author [more author details]
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All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.
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Children are very nice observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves.
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Discouragement is simply the despair of wounded self-love.
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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.
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If we were faultless we should not be so much annoyed by the defects of those with whom we associate.
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It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become toward the defects of others.
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