Quotes by Joseph Joubert

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Wisdom is the strength of the weak.
Melancholy: when we have sorrows without a name.
Close your eyes and you will see.
Maxims, because what is isolated can be seen better.
He who has imagination without learning has wings and no feet. 
Are you listening to the ones who keep quiet?
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.
Through memory we travel against time, through forgetfulness we follow its course.
The only good in man is his young feelings and his old thoughts.
God is the place where I do not remember the rest.
We are in the world as words are in a book. Each generation is like a line, a phrase.
Tutto s'impara, anche la virtù.
We are all old children.
The talkative man speaks from his mouth, the eloquent man speaks from his heart.
La gentilezza consiste nell'amare la gente più di quanto essa non meriti.
The essential thing is not that there be many truths in a work, but that no truth be abused.
Writing is closer to thinking than to speaking.
Thought forms in the soul in the same way clouds form in the air.
Give me a morality that equally suits the healthy and the sick, men and women, children, adults, and old people.
To seek wisdom rather than truth. It is more within our grasp.
What is promised to you in dreams is given to you in dreams!
The imagination has made more discoveries than the eye.
The poet must not cross an interval with a step when he can cross it with a leap.
Don't cut what you can untie.
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