St. Francois de Sales

1567 - 1622

A Quote by St. François de Sales on garden

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Flowers often grow more beautifully on dung-hills than in gardens that look beautifully kept.

St. Francois de Sales (1567 - 1622)

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A Quote by St. François de Sales on god

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He prays well who is so absorbed with God that he does not know he is praying.

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A Quote by St. François de Sales on evil, heart, remedies, silence, soul, spirituality, and temptation

One great remedy against all manner of temptation, great or small, is to open the heart and lay bare its suggestion, likings, and dislikings before some spiritual adviser; for, . . . the first condition which the Evil One makes with a soul, when he wants to entrap it, is silence.

St. Francois de Sales (1567 - 1622)

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A Quote by St. François de Sales on patience

Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself.

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A Quote by St. François de Sales on strength

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.

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A Quote by St. François de Sales on imperfection

It is a great imperfection to complain unceasingly of little things.

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A Quote by St. François de Sales on determination and god

Whatever happens, abide steadfast in a determination to cling simply to God.

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A Quote by St. François de Sales on evil and fear

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Fear is a greater evil than the evil itself.

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A Quote by St. François de Sales on courage, fear, god, heart, intention, and trust

We shall steer safely through every storm, so long as our heart is right, our intention fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed on God. If at times we are somewhat stunned by the tempest, never fear. Let us take breath, and go on afresh.

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A Quote by St. François de Sales on arrogance, danger, desires, disobedience, evil, extremism, friendship, glory, god, liberals, people, simplicity, slander, vices, wishes, and zeal

While extremely sensitive as to the slightest approach to slander, you must also guard against an extreme into which some people fall, who, in their desire to speak evil of no one, actually uphold and speak well of vice. If you have to do with one who is unquestionably a slanderer, do not excuse him by calling him frank and free-spoken; do not call one who is notoriously vain, liberal and elegant; do not call dangerous levities mere simplicity; do not screen disobedience under the name of zeal; or arrogance, of frankness; or evil intimacy, of friendship. No, my friends, we must never, in our wish to shun slander, foster or flatter vice in others: but we must call evil evil, and sin sin, and so doing we shall serve God's glory.

St. Francois de Sales (1567 - 1622)

Source: Introduction to the Devout Life

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