Joseph Joubert

Joseph Joubert

French writer

Lived from: 1754-1824

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Joseph Joubert

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    Monuments are the grappling-irons that bind one generation to another.
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    Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure. Emotion is easily transferred from the writer to the reader.
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    One who has imagination without learning has wings without feet.
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    Ornaments were invented by modesty.
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    Our ideals, like pictures, are made from lights and shadows.
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    Politeness is the flower of humanity.
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    Professional critics are incapable of distinguishing and appreciating either diamonds in the rough or gold in bars. They are traders, and in literature know only the coins that are current. Their critical lab has scales and weights, but neither crucible or touchstone.
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    Space is the stature of God.
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    Superstition is the only religion of which base souls are capable of.
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    Tenderness is the rest of passion.
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    The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
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    The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
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    The mind conceives with pain, but it brings forth with delight.
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    The mind's direction is more important than its progress.
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    The passions of the young are vices in the old.