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

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

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

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

  • To teach is to learn twice.
    (Joseph Joubert)


  • Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman.
    (Joseph Joubert)

  • Time and truth are friends, though there are many moments hostile to truth
    (Joseph Joubert)

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

  • To see the world is to judge the judges.
    (Joseph Joubert)

  • I love to see two truths at the same time. Every comparison gives the mind this advantage.
    (Joseph Joubert)

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

  • You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.
    (Joseph Joubert)

  • The Bible remained for me a book of books, still divine - but divine in the sense that all great books are divine which teach men how to live righteously.
    (Joseph Joubert)

  • There is an admiration which is the daughter of knowledge
    (Joseph Joubert)

  • Virtue is the health of the soul.
    (Joseph Joubert)


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