François-Philippe Mésenguy

François-Philippe Mésenguy (1677-1763) was a French Jansenist theologian.

QuotesEdit

  • [It is necessary that the Christian] should distinguish himself from the crowd by a singular conduct; that he should walk almost alone along a by-lane, where he will have to suffer the scorn and sneers of false Christians.
    • Abrégé de l’Histoire de l’Ancien Testament (1747), as translated by Mary Ilford in The Bourgeois: Catholicism vs. Capitalism in Eighteenth-Century France (1968), p. 163