Quotes by Joseph Joubert

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