Best Joseph Joubert Quotes

The passions of the young are vices in the old.

Ask the young. They know everything.

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

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

Politeness is the flower of humanity.

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

Who ever has no fixed opinions has no constant feelings.

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

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

Justice is the truth in action.

Imagination is the eye of the soul.

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

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

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

To teach is to learn twice.

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

Misery is almost always the result of thinking.

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

Children need models rather than critics.

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

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

Never cut what you can untie.

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.

Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.

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

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