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Joseph Joubert Quotes

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

All are born to observe order, but few are born to establish it.

Ask the young. They know everything.

Be charitable and indulge to everyone, but thyself.

Children need models rather than critics.

Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.

God is the place where I do not remember the rest.

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.

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

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.

Imagination is the eye of the soul.

Innocence is always unsuspicious.

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

It is easy to understand God as long as you don't try to explain him.

Justice is the truth in action.

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.

Logic works, metaphysics contemplates.

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

Misery is almost always the result of thinking.

Never cut what you can untie.