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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
Period:
18th century
17th century
Place of birth: France
France

Quote

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




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Chacun doit infiniment plus au genre humain, qui est la grande patrie, qu'à la patrie particulière dans laquelle il est né.”
François Fénelon

German
Jeder schuldet der Menschheit, welche das große Vaterland ist, mehr als dem einzelnen Vaterland, in welchem er geboren ist.”
François Fénelon




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Let's not be English, French or German any more. Let's be European. No, not European, let's be men. Let's be humanity. All we have to do is get rid of one last piece of egocentricity - patriotism.”
Victor Hugo




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Antisthenes used to say that the most useful science was to unlearn evil.”
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A good historian is timeless although he is a patriot, he will never flatter his country in any respect.”
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Let a child play and mix instruction with play.”
François Fénelon - Treatise on the Education of Girls
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War is an evil which dishonours mankind.”
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All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.”
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Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half.”
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