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JOSEPH ROUX
French parish priest and writer
(1834 - 1886)
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A face which is always serene possesses a mysterious and powerful attraction: sad hearts come to it as to the sun to warm themselves again.
      - [Face]

A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
      - [Quotations]

Certain names always awake certain prejudices.
      - [Names]

Everything that is exquisite hides itself.
      - [Modesty]

Evil often triumphs, but never conquers.
      - [Evil]

Friends are rare for, the good reason that men are not common.
      - [Friends]

Friendship is the ideal; friends are the reality; reality always remains far apart from the ideal.
      - [Friends]

Friendship? two bodies and one soul.
      - [Friendship]

Generosity is more charitable than wealth.
      - [Generosity]

God is a shower to the heart burned up with grief; God is a sun to the face deluged with tears.
      - [God]

God often visits us, but most of the time we are not at home.
      - [God]

Great dejection often follows great enthusiasm.
      - [Enthusiasm]

Great souls are harmonious.
      - [Greatness]

Have friends, not for the sake of receiving, but of giving.
      - [Friends]

In youth, one has tears without grief; in age, griefs without tears.
      - [Tears]

Interest, ambition, fortune, time, temper, love, all kill friendship.
      - [Friendship]

It is impossible to be just if one is not generous.
      - [Justice]

Length of saying makes languor of hearing.
      - [Talking]

Let us pray! God is just, he tries us; God is pitiful, he will comfort us; let us pray!
      - [Prayer]

Literature was formerly an art and finance a trade; today it is the reverse.
      - [Finance : Literature]

Lofty mountains are full of springs; great hearts are full of tears.
      - [Tears]

Morality is the fruit of religion: to desire the former without the latter is to desire an orange without an orange-tree.
      - [Morality]

"Necessarius," the friend, the man who is necessary. * * * A deep word, an ingenious word, a touching word. When will it be French?
      - [Friends]

No labor is hopeless.
      - [Labor]

Our experience is composed rather of illusions that of wisdom acquired.
      - [Experience]


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