We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Joseph Joubert Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Never cut what you can untie.
There was a time when the world acted on books; now books act on the world.
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.
Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma.
Space is the stature of God.
Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
Be charitable and indulge to everyone, but thyself.
We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.
Space is to place as eternity is to time.
To teach is to learn twice.
Words, like glass, obscure when they do not aid vision.
The passions of the young are vices in the old.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman.
The direction of the mind is more important than its progress.
It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.
All are born to observe order, but few are born to establish it.
Innocence is always unsuspicious.
Justice is the truth in action.
Who ever has no fixed opinions has no constant feelings.
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.
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
It is easy to understand God as long as you don’t try to explain him.
The mind conceives with pain, but it brings forth with delight.
Children need models rather than critics.
When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.
Superstition is the only religion of which base souls are capable of.
Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.
Politeness is the flower of humanity.
Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other.