21 Francis de Sales Quotes

  • "Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength."

    - Francis de Sales
    Topics: Character, Gentleness, Strength


  • "Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue."

    - Francis de Sales
    Topics: Virtue


  • "Nothing is more like a wise man than a fool who holds his tongue."

    - Francis de Sales
    Topics: Character, Foolishness, The Tongue


  • "The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not What a lovely sermon, but, I will do something!"

    - Francis de Sales
    Topics: Preaching, Inspiration


  • "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."

    - Francis de Sales
    Topics: Encouragement, Work


  • "We cannot help conforming ourselves to what we love."

    - Francis de Sales
    Topics: Love


  • "Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off."

    - Francis de Sales
    Topics: Friendship


  • "Those who love to be feared, fear to be loved."

    - Francis de Sales
    Topics: Love


  • "While I am busy with little things, I am not required to do greater things."

    - Francis de Sales
    Topics: Achievement


  • "True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice."

    - Francis de Sales
    Topics: Perseverance


  • "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."

    - Francis de Sales
    Topics: Perseverance


  • "When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time."

    - Francis de Sales
    Topics: Adversity, Gentleness


  • "There are no galley-slaves in the royal vessel of divine love - every man works his oar voluntarily!"

    - Francis de Sales
    Topics: Love


  • "A judicious silence is always better than truth spoken without charity."

    - Francis de Sales
    Topics: Truth


  • "A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship. Be who you are and be that well."

    - Francis de Sales
    Topics: Friendship, Forgiveness, Quarreling



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