Joseph Joubert - Quotes

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Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.

The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress. ---->>>

Politeness is the flower of humanity. ---->>>

It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it. ---->>>

Imagination is the eye of the soul.

Imagination is the eye of the soul.

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.

Never cut what you can untie. ---->>>

We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.

We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.

Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman.

Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman.

Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma. ---->>>

Grace is in garments, in movements, in manners; beauty in the nude, and in forms. This is true of bodies; but when we speak of feelings, beauty is in their spirituality, and grace in their moderation. ---->>>

When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.

When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.

To teach is to learn twice. ---->>>

Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other.

Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other.

Children need models rather than critics. ---->>>

Who ever has no fixed opinions has no constant feelings. ---->>>

How many people make themselves abstract to appear profound. The most useful part of abstract terms are the shadows they create to hide a vacuum. ---->>>

Logic works, metaphysics contemplates. ---->>>

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.

He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet. ---->>>

Justice is the truth in action. ---->>>

The direction of the mind is more important than its progress. ---->>>

Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure. Emotion is easily transferred from the writer to the reader. ---->>>

Innocence is always unsuspicious. ---->>>

Misery is almost always the result of thinking. ---->>>

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth. ---->>>

One who has imagination without learning has wings without feet. ---->>>

It is easy to understand God as long as you don't try to explain him. ---->>>

The passions of the young are vices in the old. ---->>>

All are born to observe order, but few are born to establish it. ---->>>

God is the place where I do not remember the rest. ---->>>

Pleasures are always children, pains always have wrinkles. ---->>>

There was a time when the world acted on books; now books act on the world. ---->>>

Be charitable and indulge to everyone, but thyself. ---->>>

Space is to place as eternity is to time. ---->>>

Superstition is the only religion of which base souls are capable of.

Superstition is the only religion of which base souls are capable of.

The mind conceives with pain, but it brings forth with delight. ---->>>

Words, like glass, obscure when they do not aid vision. ---->>>

Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them. ---->>>

You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you. ---->>>

Ask the young. They know everything. ---->>>

Space is the stature of God. ---->>>

The Bible remained for me a book of books, still divine - but divine in the sense that all great books are divine which teach men how to live righteously. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: May 7, 1754
Birthplace:
Die: May 4, 1824
Occupation: Writer
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Joseph Joubert (French: [ʒɔzɛf ʒubɛʁ]; 7 May 1754 in Montignac, Périgord – 4 May 1824 in Paris) was a French moralist and essayist, remembered today largely for his Pensées (Thoughts), which was published posthumously.(wikipedia)