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The mind's direction is more important than its progress. Joseph Joubert

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Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them. Joseph Joubert

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We always believe God is like ourselves, the indulgent think him indulgent and the stern, terrible. Joseph Joubert

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Without duty, life is sort of boneless; it cannot hold itself together. Joseph Joubert

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Our ideals, like pictures, are made from lights and shadows. Joseph Joubert

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

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To teach is to learn twice. Joseph Joubert

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Drawing is speaking to the eye; talking is painting to the ear. Joseph Joubert

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Chance generally favors the prudent. Joseph Joubert

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We do not do well except when we know where the best is and when we are assured that we have touched it and hold its power within us. Joseph Joubert

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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. Joseph Joubert

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Kindness is loving people more than they deserve. Joseph Joubert

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Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable. Joseph Joubert

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He who has not the weakness of friendship has not the strength. Joseph Joubert

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

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

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There is always some frivolity in excellent minds; they have wings to rise, but also stray. Joseph Joubert

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What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight. Joseph Joubert

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Words are like eyeglasses they blur everything that they do not make clear. Joseph Joubert

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You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you. Joseph Joubert

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Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure. Emotion is easily transferred from the writer to the reader. Joseph Joubert

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The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones. Joseph Joubert

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

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Children need models rather than critics. Joseph Joubert

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Imagination is the eye of the soul. Joseph Joubert

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Who ever has no fixed opinions has no constant feelings. Joseph Joubert

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

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One who has imagination without learning has wings without feet. Joseph Joubert

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Ornaments were invented by modesty. Joseph Joubert

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Politeness is the flower of humanity. Joseph Joubert

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They are like the clue in the labyrinth, or the compass in the night. Joseph Joubert

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Logic works, metaphysics contemplates. Joseph Joubert

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michaelj72 added Wisdom is the strength of the weak.

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There was a time when the world acted on books; now books act on the world. Joseph Joubert

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The mind conceives with pain, but it brings forth with delight. Joseph Joubert

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Ask the young. They know everything. Joseph Joubert

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The passions of the young are vices in the old. Joseph Joubert

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Monuments are the grappling-irons that bind one generation to another. Joseph Joubert

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How many people make themselves abstract to appear profound. The most useful part of abstract terms are the shadows they create to hide a vacuum. Joseph Joubert

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michaelj72 added We are all of us more or less echoes, repeating involuntarily the virtues, the defects, the movements, and the characters of those among whom we live.

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michaelj72 added We shall always keep a spare corner in our heads to give passing hospitality to our friends' opinions.

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michaelj72 added Questions show the mind's range, and answers its subtlety.

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michaelj72 added Misery is almost always the result of thinking.

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michaelj72 added He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.

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Professional critics are incapable of distinguishing and appreciating either diamonds in the rough or gold in bars. They are traders, and in literature know only the coins that are current. Their critical lab has scales and weights, but neither crucible or touchstone. Joseph Joubert

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Be charitable and indulge to everyone, but thyself. Joseph Joubert

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Space is the stature of God. Joseph Joubert

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Tenderness is the rest of passion. Joseph Joubert

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

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michaelj72 added Through memory we travel against time, through forgetfulness we follow its course.