Quotes by Joseph Joubert

Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
– Joseph Joubert

It is easy to understand God as long as you don’t try to explain him.
– Joseph Joubert

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

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

Politeness is the flower of humanity.
– Joseph Joubert

Children always want to look behind mirrors.
– Joseph Joubert

Never cut what you can untie.
– Joseph Joubert

It is not my words that I polish, but my ideas.
– Joseph Joubert

Pleasures are always children, pains always have wrinkles.
– Joseph Joubert

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth.
– Joseph Joubert

God is the place where I do not remember the rest.
– Joseph Joubert

Imagination is the eye of the soul.
– Joseph Joubert

Children need models rather than critics.
– Joseph Joubert

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

He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
– Joseph Joubert

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

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

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

Innocence is always unsuspicious.
– Joseph Joubert

Mediocrity is excellent to the eyes of mediocre people.
– Joseph Joubert

Justice is the truth in action.
– Joseph Joubert

Politeness smooths wrinkles.
– Joseph Joubert

Politeness is to goodness what words are to thoughts.
– 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

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

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