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Francois Fenelon Quotes and Sayings

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All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.
- Francois Fenelon

Related topics: War

Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul.
They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half.
- Francois Fenelon

If we were faultless we should not be so much annoyed
by the defects of those with whom we associate.
- Francois Fenelon

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.
- Francois Fenelon

 

A good historian is timeless; although he is a patriot,
he will never flatter his country in any respect.
- Francois Fenelon

Nothing is more despicable than a professional talker
who uses his words as a quack uses his remedies.
- Francois Fenelon

Children are excellent observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects.
In general, those who govern children,
forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves.
- Francois Fenelon

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Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure
in complaining of others.
- Francois Fenelon

Little opportunities should be improved.
- Francois Fenelon

Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue,
but carried to extremes narrows the mind.
- Francois Fenelon

All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment;
but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.
- Francois Fenelon

There is a set of religious, or rather moral,
writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness,
and vice to misery in this world.
A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine,
and to which we have but one objection,
namely, that it is not true.
- Francois Fenelon

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You must unlearn what you have learned.
- the character Yoda in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars.
- Anatole Broyard

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet,
there would be no more wars.
- E. M. Forster

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
- Salvador Dali

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
- George McGovern

The beef industry has contributed to more American
deaths than all the wars of this century,
all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
- Neal Barnard

The military don't start wars.
Politicians start wars.
- William Westmoreland

Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
- Guy de Maupassant

Each nation feels superior to other nations.
That breeds patriotism - and wars.
- Dale Carnegie

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run.
The daily work - that goes on, it adds up.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Everyone's a pacifist between wars.
It's like being a vegetarian between meals.
- Colman McCarthy

I believe - though I may be wrong, because I'm no expert -
that this war is about what most wars are about:
hegemony,
money, power and oil.
- Dustin Hoffman

How many wars have been caused by fits of indigestion,
and how many more dynasties have been upset by the
love of woman than by the hate of man.
- Charles Dudley Warner

And, you see, we are living in a world in which all
wars are wars of defense.
- George Wald

I hate those men who would send into war youth to fight and die for them;
the pride and cowardice of those old men,
making their wars that boys must die.
- Mary Roberts Rinehart

George Lucas doesn't have the most physical stamina.
He was so unhappy making Star Wars that he just vowed he'd never do it again.
- Francis Ford Coppola

George Lucas wanted this moving camera for all of the
photography in Star Wars.
He was willing to take a risk with the concepts that
I advanced with regard to ways for doing that.
- John Dykstra

Immigrants do more than help us win our wars,
or set up cleaning shops or ethnic restaurants.
- Stephen Ambrose

What we need is Star Peace and not Star Wars.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Another term for preventive war is aggressive war -
starting wars because someday somebody might do something to us.
That is not part of the American tradition.
- Ron Paul

If all of us acted in unison as I act individually
there would be no wars and no poverty.
I have made myself personally responsible
for the fate of every human being who has come my way.
- Anais Nin

I'm a Star Wars fanatic.
- Matthew Vaughn

Armaments; extremely useful for fighting wars,
a deadweight in any civil economy.
- John Ralston Saul

After 9/11, we realized that all these silly culture wars,
and arguing about rock lyrics...
who cares? You know, we, for some reason,
remembered what our real problems are.
- Frank Rich

Are wars anything but the means whereby a nation is nourished,
whereby it is strengthened, whereby it is buttressed?
- Marquis de Sade

Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men.
It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who
leads that gains the victory.
- George S. Patton

Most wars, after all, present themselves as humanitarian
endeavors to help people.
- Howard Zinn

All wars are planned by old men in council rooms apart.
- Grantland Rice

I don't go around trying to stir up foreign wars.
- Conrad Black

The bases for historical knowledge are not empirical facts but written texts,
even if these texts masquerade in the guise of wars or revolutions.
- Paul Deman

My dad served in two wars has been flying airplanes for 60 years now.
He was certainly quite an inspiration.
- John L. Phillips

When friends asked me, Can we help? I'd say,
Not unless you can alter time, speed up the harvest
or teleport me off this rock.
I used that line from Star Wars.
- Charlie Sheen

I haven't been to a movie since somebody gave me free tickets to Star Wars,
which I went to.
- Jack Vance

I felt that the Star Wars series became very pretentious as time went on.
Just heavy and leaden.
- John Milius

The pertinent question: if Americans did not want these
wars should they have been compelled to fight them?
- Frank Chodorov

In the last five or six thousand years,
empires one after another have arisen,
waxed powerful by wars of conquest, and fallen by internal
revolution or attack from without.
- John Boyd Orr

It is incumbent on every generation
to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would
save one-half the wars of the world.
- Thomas Jefferson

We decry violence all the time in this country,
but look at our history.
We were born in a violent revolution,
and we've been in wars ever since.
We're not a pacific people.
- James Lee Burke

Suddenly Star Wars came out while we were on hiatus,
and we looked like the old Buck Rogers series,
where they had cigarette smoke blowing out the back of the rocket ship.
- Gregory Harrison

'Star Wars' is fun, its exciting, its inspirational,
and people respond to that.
It's what they want.
- George Lucas

Wars based on principle are far more destructive...
the attacker will not destroy that which he is after.
- Alan Watts

I'm a huge Star Wars fan.
I lost my Darth Vader watch.
- Rhona Mitra

After two world wars, the collapse of fascism,
nazism, communism and colonialism and the end of the cold war,
humanity has entered a new phase of its history.
- Hans Kung

When the war of the giants is over,
the wars of the pygmies will begin.
- Winston Churchill

Even without wars, life is dangerous.
- Anne Sexton

If there is a ground zero in the cultural wars,
it is Missouri, a state where pro-life groups are strong
and well organized and their agenda dominates local politics.
- Eleanor Clift

It was times like these when I thought my father,
who hated guns and had never been to any wars,
was the bravest man who ever lived.
- Harper Lee

Wars are caused by undefended wealth.
- Ernest Hemingway

Fighting wars is not so much about killing people as
it is about finding things out.
The more you know, the more likely you are to win a battle.
- Tom Clancy

Unless everyone grasps the importance of having only two children per couple,
wars won't be over just oil anymore,
they will be over water and food.
- Alexandra Paul

Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes,
the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger.
- Thucydides

Star Wars hasn't changed my life at all.
- Natalie Portman

Thank goodness we don't live in medieval times,
when people fought wars over ideas.
- Wojciech Jaruzelski

Fortunately art is a community effort -
a small but select community living in a spiritualized
world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.
- Allen Ginsberg

Dictatorships start wars because they need external
enemies to exert internal control over their own people.
- Richard Perle

No two wars are identical.
- Kate Adie


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