Sunday, February 7, 2010


Everything like a proud or disdainful manner, all that savors of ridicule of censoriousness, indicates a soul full of itself, unconscious of its own faults, a prey to fastidiousness, and finding pleasure in the troubles of others. Nothing ought to humble us more than this sort of pride; so easily wounded, contemptuous, disdainful, haughty, jealous of its own rights, and always unforgiving towards to defects of others. One is very imperfect, when one is so impatient with the imperfections of others. Pray, read, humble your spirit by a taste for simple things. Seek your strength in silence.

Taken from "Fenelon's Spiritual Letters"

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