Selections from the Writings of Fenelon: With a Memoir of His Life

Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins, 1831 - 304 sider

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Side 290 - The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. 35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.
Side ii - In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled * An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and bonks, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned;' and also to an act, entitled * An act supplementary to an act, entitled " An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned...
Side 35 - Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
Side 121 - ... begin to cure them. We must neither flatter nor be impatient with ourselves, in the correction of our faults. Despondency is not a state of humility ; on the contrary it is the vexation and despair of a cowardly pride — nothing is worse ; whether we stumble or whether we fall, we must only think of rising again and going on in our course.
Side 26 - Alas! my lord,' said the poor man, ' in making my escape from my cottage, I had not time to bring off my cow, which was the support of my family. The enemy will drive her away, and I shall never find another so good.
Side 98 - Are we not happy, indeed, in being able to obtain so great a blessing by only asking for it? No part of the effort that we make to acquire the transient enjoyments of this life is necessary to obtain these heavenly blessings. What will we not do, what are we not willing to suffer, to possess dangerous and contemptible things, and often without any success ? It is not thus with heavenly things. God is always ready to grant them to those who make the request in sincerity and truth. The Christian life...
Side 297 - WE sleep in peace in the arms of God, when we yield ourselves up to His providence, in a delightful consciousness of His tender mercies ; no more restless uncertainties, no more anxious desires, no more impatience at the place we are in ; for it is God who has put us there, and who holds us in His arms. Can we be unsafe where He has placed us ? FRANCOIS DE LA MOTHE FENELON.
Side 293 - Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren," Peter continued, "see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently.
Side 226 - It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.
Side 257 - If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth. his own heart, this man's religion is vain.— JAMES i.

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