Joseph Joubert

Joseph Joubert

French writer

Lived from: 1754-1824

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Joseph Joubert

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    The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.
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    There is always some frivolity in excellent minds; they have wings to rise, but also stray.
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    There was a time when the world acted on books; now books act on the world.
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    They are like the clue in the labyrinth, or the compass in the night.
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    To teach is to learn twice.
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    We always believe God is like ourselves, the indulgent think him indulgent and the stern, terrible.
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    We do not do well except when we know where the best is and when we are assured that we have touched it and hold its power within us.
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    What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight.
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    Who ever has no fixed opinions has no constant feelings.
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    Without duty, life is sort of boneless; it cannot hold itself together.
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    Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma.
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    Words are like eyeglasses they blur everything that they do not make clear.
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    You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you.