Joseph Roux

Joseph Roux

French cartografist

Lived from: 1725-1793

Category: Science

Quotes: Joseph Roux

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    Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
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    A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
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    Nothing vivifies, and nothing kills, like the emotions.
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    Philosophers call God ''the great unknown'' ''The great misknown'' is more like it!
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    Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions.
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    Reason guides but a small part of man, and the rest obeys feeling, true or false, and passion, good or bad.
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    Say nothing good of yourself, you will be distrusted; say nothing bad of yourself, you will be taken at your word.
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    Science is for those who learn, poetry is for those who know.
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    There are people who laugh to show their fine teeth; and there are those who cry to show their good hearts.
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    There is a slowness in affairs which ripens them, and a slowness which rots them.
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    We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
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