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JOSEPH JOUBERT
French moralist and man of letters
(1754 - 1824)
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I quit Paris unwillingly, because I must part from my friends; and I quit the country unwillingly, because I must part from myself.
      - [Separation]

I resemble the poplar,--that tree which, even when old, still looks young.
      - [Youth]

I would fain coin wisdom--mould it, I mean, into maxims, proverbs, sentences, that can easily be retained and transmitted.
      - [Brevity]

If fortune wishes to make a man estimable, she gives him virtues; if she wishes to make him esteemed, she gives him success.
      - [Success]

If you are poor, distinguish yourself by your virtues; if rich, by your good deeds.
      - [Liberality]

Illusion and wisdom combined are the charm of life and art.
      - [Illusion]

Imagination is the eye of the soul.
      - [Imagination]

Imitate time; it destroys everything slowly; it undermines, it wears away, it detaches, it does not wrench.
      - [Time]

In bringing up a child, think of its old age.
      - [Children]

In clothes clean and fresh there is a kind of youth with which age should surround itself.
      - [Dress]

In order to be happy, think of the ills you have been spared.
      - [Happiness]

In really goad acting we should be able to believe that what we hear and see is of our own imagining; it should seem to us as a charming dream.
      - [Acting]

In temperance there is ever cleanliness and elegance.
      - [Temperance]

In the commerce of speech use only coin of gold and silver.
      - [Language]

In the interchange of thought use no coin but gold and silver.
      - [Thought]

In the present day our literary masonry is well done, but our architecture is poor.
      - [Style]

In these times gain is not only a matter of greed, but of ambition.
      - [Riches]

It is easier to be mistaken about the true than the beautiful.
      - [Truth]

It is not my periods that I polish, but my ideas.
      - [Ideas]

It may be said that it is with our thoughts as with our flowers. Those whose expression is simple carry their seed with them; those that are double by their richness and pomp charm the mind, but produce nothing.
      - [Thought]

It would be next to impossible to discover a handsome woman who was not also a vain woman.
      - [Vanity]

Just as politeness imitates kindness, so does grace imitate modesty.
      - [Manners]

Justice is truth in action.
      - [Justice]

Know that morality is a curb, not a spur.
      - [Morality]

Lenity is a part of justice; but she must not speak too loud for fear of waking justice.
      - [Lenity]


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