Quotes by Joseph Joubert

Politeness is to goodness what words are to thoughts.
– Joseph Joubert

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

Ask the young. They know everything.
– Joseph Joubert

Be charitable and indulge to everyone, but thyself.
– Joseph Joubert (1754-1824) French moralist.

The direction of the mind is more important than its progress.
– Joseph Joubert

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

Never cut what you can untie.
– Joseph Joubert

Innocence is always unsuspicious.
– Joseph Joubert

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

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

Close your eyes and see.
– Joseph Joubert

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

The paper is patient, but the reader is not.
– Joseph Joubert

The breath of the mind is attention.
– Joseph Joubert

We may convince others by our arguements, but we can only persuade them by their own.
– Joseph Joubert

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

Tenderness is the repose of Passion.
– Joseph Joubert

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