The best Quotations


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

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

The mind conceives with pain, but it brings forth with delight.
- Joseph Joubert

The mind's direction is more important than its progress.
- Joseph Joubert

The passions of the young are vices in the old.
- Joseph Joubert

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

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

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

They are like the clue in the labyrinth, or the compass in the night.
- Joseph Joubert

To teach is to learn twice.
- Joseph Joubert

We always believe god is like ourselves, the indulgent think him indulgent and the stern, terrible.
- Joseph Joubert

We do not do well except when we know where the best is and when we are assured that we have touched it and hold its power within us.
- Joseph Joubert

What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight.
- Joseph Joubert

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

Without duty, life is sort of boneless; it cannot hold itself together.
- Joseph Joubert


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Quotation Democracy isn't perfect, I just don't know a better system. - writer
Quotation You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. - writer
Quotation Our nature consist in motion; complete rest is death. - writer
Quotation A vow is a snare for sin. - writer
Quotation Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves. - writer
Quotation I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance. - writer