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François Fénelon

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Biography - François Fénelon:

François de Salignac de La Mothe-Fénelon. French Roman Catholic archbishop, theologian, poet and writer.
Born: 1651 - Died: 1715
18th century
17th century
Place of birth: France

Antisthenes used to say that the most useful science was to unlearn evil.



(French, German)

Antisthène disait que la science la plus difficile était de désapprendre le mal.

Antisthenes pflegte zu sagen, dass die schwierigste Wissenschaft sei, das Böse zu verlernen.

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One of the most important and most difficult arts is to unlearn vice.

Quotes for: science


Quotes about science:

Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.

Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature.

Quotes for: evil


Quotes for: evil

The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.

For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.

Ignorance is the mother of all evils.

Little evil would be done in the world if evil never could be done in the name of good.


François Fénelon also said...

Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born.

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

War is an evil which dishonours mankind.

Let a child play and mix instruction with play.

All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.

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

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