Francois Fenelon — French Clergyman

François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon, more commonly known as François Fénelon, was a French Roman Catholic archbishop, theologian, poet and writer. He today is remembered mostly as the author of The Adventures of Telemachus, first published in 1699... (wikipedia)

If we were faultless we should not be so much annoyed by the defects of those with whom we associate.
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.
Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half.
Nothing is more despicable than a professional talker who uses his words as a quack uses his remedies.
All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.

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