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.
Are you listening to the ones who keep quiet?
Writing is closer to thinking than to speaking.
Melancholy: when we have sorrows without a name.
God is the place where I do not remember the rest.
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.
He who has imagination without learning has wings and no feet. 
The only good in man is his young feelings and his old thoughts.
Everything is a game except what makes the soul better or worse.
Thought forms in the soul in the same way clouds form in the air.
The talkative man speaks from his mouth, the eloquent man speaks from his heart.
The poet must not cross an interval with a step when he can cross it with a leap.
Through memory we travel against time, through forgetfulness we follow its course.
We are in the world as words are in a book. Each generation is like a line, a phrase.
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