Quotes by Joseph Joubert

To teach is to learn twice.
- Joseph Joubert
Space is the stature of God.
- Joseph Joubert
Never cut what you can untie.
- Joseph Joubert
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Justice is the truth in action.
- Joseph Joubert
Innocence is always unsuspicious.
- Joseph Joubert
Imagination is the eye of the soul.
- Joseph Joubert
Ask the young. They know everything.
- Joseph Joubert
Politeness is the flower of humanity.
- Joseph Joubert
Logic works, metaphysics contemplates.
- Joseph Joubert
Children need models rather than critics.
- Joseph Joubert
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Space is to place as eternity is to time.
- Joseph Joubert
The passions of the young are vices in the old.
- Joseph Joubert
Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
- Joseph Joubert
Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert
God is the place where I do not remember the rest.
- Joseph Joubert
The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
- Joseph Joubert
Be charitable and indulge to everyone, but thyself.
- Joseph Joubert
Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
- Joseph Joubert
Words, like glass, obscure when they do not aid vision.
- Joseph Joubert
Who ever has no fixed opinions has no constant feelings.
- Joseph Joubert
Pleasures are always children, pains always have wrinkles.
- Joseph Joubert
He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
- Joseph Joubert
The direction of the mind is more important than its progress.
- Joseph Joubert
The mind conceives with pain, but it brings forth with delight.
- Joseph Joubert
One who has imagination without learning has wings without feet.
- Joseph Joubert
All are born to observe order, but few are born to establish it.
- Joseph Joubert
You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.
- Joseph Joubert
When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.
- Joseph Joubert
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert
Superstition is the only religion of which base souls are capable of.
- Joseph Joubert
You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you.
- Joseph Joubert
Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma.
- Joseph Joubert
It is easy to understand God as long as you don't try to explain him.
- Joseph Joubert
There was a time when the world acted on books; now books act on the world.
- Joseph Joubert
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
- Joseph Joubert
Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman.
- Joseph Joubert
Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other.
- Joseph Joubert
Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.
- Joseph Joubert
It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.
- Joseph Joubert
We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.
- Joseph Joubert
Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure. Emotion is easily transferred from the writer to the reader.
- 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
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.
- Joseph Joubert
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.
- Joseph Joubert