Quotes by Joseph Joubert

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We are all old children.
Don't cut what you can untie.
Tutto s'impara, anche la virtù.
Close your eyes and you will see.
Wisdom is the strength of the weak.
Are you listening to the ones who keep quiet?
Writing is closer to thinking than to speaking.
Melancholy: when we have sorrows without a name.
God is the place where I do not remember the rest.
Maxims, because what is isolated can be seen better.
The imagination has made more discoveries than the eye.
What is promised to you in dreams is given to you in dreams!
To seek wisdom rather than truth. It is more within our grasp.
He who has imagination without learning has wings and no feet. 
The only good in man is his young feelings and his old thoughts.
Thought forms in the soul in the same way clouds form in the air.
La gentilezza consiste nell'amare la gente più di quanto essa non meriti.
The talkative man speaks from his mouth, the eloquent man speaks from his heart.
The poet must not cross an interval with a step when he can cross it with a leap.
Through memory we travel against time, through forgetfulness we follow its course.
We are in the world as words are in a book. Each generation is like a line, a phrase.
The essential thing is not that there be many truths in a work, but that no truth be abused.
Give me a morality that equally suits the healthy and the sick, men and women, children, adults, and old people.
Ideas never lack for words. It is words that lack ideas. As soon as the idea has come to its last degree of perfection, the word blossoms; or, if you like, it blossoms from the word that presents it and clothes it.
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