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.
Quote by Joseph Joubert
Joseph Joubert Quotes
Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
Never cut what you can untie.
Pleasures are always children, pains always have wrinkles.
Children need models rather than critics.
It is easy to understand God as long as you don't try to explain him.
To teach is to learn twice.
The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
He who has not the weakness of friendship has not the strength.
Mediocrity is excellent to the eyes of mediocre people
Innocence is always unsuspicious.
Old age deprives the intelligent man only of qualities useless to wisdom.
He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question...
We may convince others by our arguments; but we can only persuade them by their...
There was a time when the world acted on books; now books act on the...
In bringing up a child, think of its old age.
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex
It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic, is of altogether...
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Those who cannot remember the past...