St. Francis de Sales

Bishop of Geneva and is honored as a saint in the Catholic Church

Lived from: 1567-1622

Category: Theologians and clergy

Quotes: St. Francis de Sales

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    A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.
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    Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
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    Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off.
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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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    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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    There are no galley-slaves in the royal vessel of divine love - every man works his oar voluntarily!
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    There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.
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    Those who love to be feared fear to be loved, and they themselves are more afraid than anyone, for whereas other men fear only them, they fear everyone.
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    While I am busy with little things, I am not required to do greater things.
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    You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.
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