Quotes by Joseph Joubert

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4245The essential thing is not that there be many truths in a work, but that no truth be abused.
4233The only good in man is his young feelings and his old thoughts.
4234We are all old children.
4223The imagination has made more discoveries than the eye.
4238Close your eyes and you will see.
4224Writing is closer to thinking than to speaking.
4244The poet must not cross an interval with a step when he can cross it with a leap.
4240Maxims, because what is isolated can be seen better.
4221Melancholy: when we have sorrows without a name.
4235To seek wisdom rather than truth. It is more within our grasp.
4915La gentilezza consiste nell'amare la gente più di quanto essa non meriti.
3143He who has imagination without learning has wings and no feet. 
4241What is promised to you in dreams is given to you in dreams!
4230Ideas 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.
4229Give me a morality that equally suits the healthy and the sick, men and women, children, adults, and old people.
4247Through memory we travel against time, through forgetfulness we follow its course.
4242Wisdom is the strength of the weak.
4232God is the place where I do not remember the rest.
4239Don't cut what you can untie.
4222The talkative man speaks from his mouth, the eloquent man speaks from his heart.
3763Tutto s'impara, anche la virtù.
4225We are in the world as words are in a book. Each generation is like a line, a phrase.
4236Thought forms in the soul in the same way clouds form in the air.
4228Are you listening to the ones who keep quiet?
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