Francois de Fenelon
If the riches of the Indies, or the crowns of all the kingdom of Europe, were laid at my feet in exchange for my love of reading, I would spurn them all.
If we were faultless we should not be so much annoyed by the defects of those with whom we associate.
It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become toward the defects of others.
Children are very nice observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves.
Discouragement is simply the despair of wounded self-love.
All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.