Joseph Joubert Quotes

Order is to arrangement what the soul is to the body, and what mind is to matter.

Joseph Joubert

Children need models rather than critics.

Joseph Joubert

Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.

Joseph Joubert

We may convince others by our arguments; but we can only persuade them by their own

Joseph Joubert

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

Joseph Joubert

All gardeners live in beautiful places, because they make them so.

Joseph Joubert

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

Joseph Joubert

Misery is almost always the result of thinking.

Joseph Joubert

Never cut what you can untie.

Joseph Joubert

Agriculture engenders good sense, and good sense of an excellent kind.

Joseph Joubert

To be an agreeable guest one need only enjoy oneself.

Joseph Joubert

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

Joseph Joubert

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.

Joseph Joubert

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

Joseph Joubert

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.

Joseph Joubert

All luxury corrupts either the morals or the taste.

Joseph Joubert
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