Joseph Joubert

Joseph Joubert

French writer

Lived from: 1754-1824

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Joseph Joubert

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    A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
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    Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
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    Ask the young. They know everything.
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    Be charitable and indulge to everyone, but thyself.
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    Chance generally favors the prudent.
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    Children need models rather than critics.
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    Drawing is speaking to the eye; talking is painting to the ear.
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    Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
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    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.
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    He who has not the weakness of friendship has not the strength.
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    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.
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    Imagination is the eye of the soul.
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    It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle it without debate.
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    Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.
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    Logic works, metaphysics contemplates.
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