21 Francis de Sales Quotes

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Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
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Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.
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You learn to love by loving.
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Faith fills a man with love for the beauty of its truth, with faith in the truth of its beauty.
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There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.
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Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew.
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A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship. Be who you are and be that well.
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A judicious silence is always better than truth spoken without charity.
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There are no galley-slaves in the royal vessel of divine love - every man works his oar voluntarily!
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When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.
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Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.
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True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
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While I am busy with little things, I am not required to do greater things.
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Those who love to be feared, fear to be loved.
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Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off.
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We cannot help conforming ourselves to what we love.
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We must never undervalue any person. The workman loves not that his work should be despised in his presence. Now God is present everywhere, and every person is His work.
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The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not What a lovely sermon, but, I will do something!
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Nothing is more like a wise man than a fool who holds his tongue.
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Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue.
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Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.
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