When a nation gives birth to a man who is able to produce a great thought, another is born who is able to understand and admire it
Quote by Joseph Joubert
We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for...
Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
How many people make themselves abstract to appear profound. The most useful part of abstract...
We may convince others by our arguments; but we can only persuade them by their...
Genius is the ability to see things invisible, to manipulate things intangible, to paint things...
Time and truth are friends, though there are many moments hostile to truth
Ask the young. They know everything.
Superstition is the only religion of which base souls are capable of.
Old age deprives the intelligent man only of qualities useless to wisdom.
Logic works, metaphysics contemplates.
Imagination is the eye of the soul.
You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you.
Space is to place as eternity is to time.
Innocence is always unsuspicious.
The Bible remained for me a book of books, still divine - but divine in...
Children need models rather than critics.
Never cut what you can untie.
The passions of the young are vices in the old.
Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the...
The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.