Joseph Joubert

"It is better to debate a question without deciding it than to decide it without debate."


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"Words, like glasses, obscure everything they do not make clear."


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"To teach is to learn twice."


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"Time and truth are friends, though there are many moments hostile to truth."


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"Innocence is always unsuspicious."


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"There is a physical weakness which stems from mental ability, and a mental weakness which comes from physical ability."


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"All that is good in man lies in youthful feeling and mature thought."


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


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"Ask the young. They know everything."


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"All gardeners live in beautiful places because they make them so."


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"God has commanded Time to console the unhappy."


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"Words become luminous when the poet's finger has passed over them its phosphorescence."


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"Politeness is the flower of humanity."


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


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"True religion is the poetry of the heart; it has enchantments useful to our manners; it gives us both happiness and virtue."


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"The evening of a well-spent life brings its lamps with it."


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"Do not choose for your wife any woman you would not choose as your friend if she were a man."


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"To be an agreeable guest one need only enjoy oneself."


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"What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight."


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"There are single thoughts that contain the essence of the whole volume, single sentences that have the beauties of large work."


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"Genius is the ability to see things invisible, to manipulate things intangible, to paint things that have no features."


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"Our ideals, like pictures, are made from lights and shadows."


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"Never cut what you can untie."


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"Imagination is the eye of the soul."


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"Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them."


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"He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet."


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"The talkative man speaks from his mouth, the eloquent man speaks from his heart."


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


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"Drawing is speaking to the eye; talking is painting to the ear."


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"It is an aspect of all happiness to suppose that we deserve it."


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"Space is to place as eternity is to time."


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