Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Jean-Pierre Camus de Pontcarré

French Bishop, Preacher and Author of Fiction and Spirituality

"The only perfection I know of is a hearty love of god, and to love one’s neighbour as oneself. Charity is the only virtue which rightly unites us to God and man. Such union is our final aim and end, and all the rest is mere delusion."

"There are no galley-slaves in the royal vessel of divine love—every man works his oar voluntarily!"

"The great imperfection of most of us proceeds from want of reflection, but, on the other hand, there are many who think overmuch, who fall into the mistake of too close self-inspection, and who are perpetually fretting over their failings and weaknesses."