Joseph Joubert

Joseph Joubert


Author Profession: Nonfiction edit data Joseph Joubert was a French moralist and essayist, remembered today largely for his Pensees published posthumously.From the age of 14 Joubert attended a religious college in Toulouse, where he later taught until 1776
Born: May 07, 1754
Died: May 04, 1824
Birth Sign: Taurus


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A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.

We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.

When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.

Innocence is always unsuspicious.

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.

Superstition is the only religion of which base souls are capable of.

It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.

Politeness is the flower of humanity.

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.

Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma.

Imagination is the eye of the soul.

The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.

Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman.

Never cut what you can untie.

Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other.

Logic works, metaphysics contemplates.

Grace is in garments, in movements, in manners; beauty in the nude, and in forms. This is true of bodies; but when we speak of feelings, beauty is in their spirituality, and grace in their moderation.

Misery is almost always the result of thinking.

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