Quotes by Joseph Joubert

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We are all old children.
Don't cut what you can untie.
Close your eyes and you will see.
Wisdom is the strength of the weak.
Writing is closer to thinking than to speaking.
Are you listening to the ones who keep quiet?
God is the place where I do not remember the rest.
Melancholy: when we have sorrows without a name.
Maxims, because what is isolated can be seen better.
The imagination has made more discoveries than the eye.
What is promised to you in dreams is given to you in dreams!
To seek wisdom rather than truth. It is more within our grasp.
The only good in man is his young feelings and his old thoughts.
He who has imagination without learning has wings and no feet. 
Thought forms in the soul in the same way clouds form in the air.
Everything is a game except what makes the soul better or worse.
The poet must not cross an interval with a step when he can cross it with a leap.
The talkative man speaks from his mouth, the eloquent man speaks from his heart.
We are in the world as words are in a book. Each generation is like a line, a phrase.
Through memory we travel against time, through forgetfulness we follow its course.
The essential thing is not that there be many truths in a work, but that no truth be abused.
Give me a morality that equally suits the healthy and the sick, men and women, children, adults, and old people.
Ideas never lack for words. It is words that lack ideas. As soon as the idea has come to its last degree of perfection, the word blossoms; or, if you like, it blossoms from the word that presents it and clothes it.
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