Joseph Joubert quotes

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

— Joseph Joubert

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“Imagination is the eye of the soul.”

— Joseph Joubert

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

— Joseph Joubert

“Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.”

— Joseph Joubert

“The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.”

— Joseph Joubert

“To teach is to learn twice.”

— Joseph Joubert

“Politeness is the flower of humanity.”

— Joseph Joubert

“It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.”

— Joseph Joubert

“Never cut what you can untie.”

— Joseph Joubert

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

— Joseph Joubert

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

— Joseph Joubert

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

— Joseph Joubert

“Children need models rather than critics.”

— Joseph Joubert

“Logic works, metaphysics contemplates.”

— Joseph Joubert

“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.”

— Joseph Joubert

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

— Joseph Joubert

“The direction of the mind is more important than its progress.”

— Joseph Joubert

“Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma.”

— Joseph Joubert

“Ask the young. They know everything.”

— Joseph Joubert

“He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.”

— Joseph Joubert

“Innocence is always unsuspicious.”

— Joseph Joubert

“Justice is the truth in action.”

— Joseph Joubert

“Misery is almost always the result of thinking.”

— Joseph Joubert

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

— Joseph Joubert

“The passions of the young are vices in the old.”

— Joseph Joubert

“Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.”

— Joseph Joubert

“All are born to observe order, but few are born to establish it.”

— Joseph Joubert

“Be charitable and indulge to everyone, but thyself.”

— Joseph Joubert

“Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.”

— Joseph Joubert

“God is the place where I do not remember the rest.”

— Joseph Joubert