Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 186) – Francis de Sales

Francis de Sales (1567 - 1622) Bishop of Geneva and Saint of the Catholic Church

Francis de Sales (1567 – 1622) Bishop of Geneva, Saint in the Catholic Church

“Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.”

— Francis (François) de Sales


About John Zimmer

International speaker, presentation skills expert, lawyer, improv performer
This entry was posted in Quotes for Public Speakers and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 186) – Francis de Sales

  1. Julie Zimmer says:

    Great quote John. It’s straight from the heart! Julie

  2. chris says:

    Good choice John and what a great world it would be if more people were true to themselves, free of fear and control. The strength of speeches at my club spoken from the heart trumps eloquent dribble every time. Keep up the good work.

    • John Zimmer says:

      Thanks, Chris. Much appreciated. I think that the greatest complement I ever receive is when someone is talking to me after a speech and they say that I am exactly the way I am on stage. I value such comments.



Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.