Joseph Joubert

Joseph Joubert was a French moralist and essayist, remembered today largely for his Pensées, which was published posthumously. From the age of fourteen Joubert attended a religious college in Toulouse, where he later taught until 1776.

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Imagination is the eye of the soul.Rate it:
Justice is the truth in action.Rate it:
It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.Rate it:
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.Rate it:
Children need models more than they need critics.Rate it:
Choose in marriage only a woman whom you would choose as a friend if she were a man.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.Rate it:
Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.Rate it:
Let us have justice, and then we shall have enough libertyRate it:
Never cut what you can untie.Rate it:
Ornaments were invented by modesty.Rate it:
Politeness is the flower of humanity.Rate it:
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.Rate it:
The evening of a well spent life brings its lamps with it.Rate it:
The mind conceives with pain, but it brings forth with delight.Rate it:
The mind's direction is more important than its progress.Rate it:
The pain of dispute exceeds, by much, its utility. All disputation makes the mind deaf, and when people are deaf I am dumb.Rate it:
Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.Rate it:
To teach is to learn twice.Rate it:
We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.Rate it:
Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma.Rate it:
You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you.Rate it:

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