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JOSEPH ROUX
French parish priest and writer
(1834 - 1886)
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Philosophers call God "the great unknown." "The great mis-known" would be more correct.
      - [God]

Present unhappiness is selfish; past sorrow is compassionate.
      - [Sorrow]

Say nothing good of yourself, you will be distrusted; say nothing bad of yourself, you will be taken at your word.
      - [Reputation]

Since, in possessing You, we possess all if we had nothing else, and in not possessing You we have nothing if we had all the rest, oh, my God! I will love You that I may possess You upon earth; and I will possess You that I may love You one day in heaven.
      - [God]

Solitude vivifies; isolation kills.
      - [Solitude]

Success causes us to be more praised than known.
      - [Success]

That which deceives us and does us harm, also undeceives us and does us good.
      - [Deception]

The city does not take away, neither does the country give, solitude; solitude is within us.
      - [Solitude]

The habit of prayer communicates a penetrating sweetness to the glance, the voice, the smile, the tears,--to all one says, or does, or writes.
      - [Prayer]

The historian must be a poet; not to find, but to find again; not to breathe life into beings, into imaginary deeds, but in order to re-animate and revive that which has been; to represent what time and space have placed at a distance from us.
      - [Historians]

The man abandoned by his friends, one after another, without just cause, will acquire, the reputation of being hard to please, changeable, ungrateful, unsociable.
      - [Friends]

The orator is the mouth (os) of a nation.
      - [Oratory]

The vital air of friendship is composed of confidence. Friendship perishes in proportion as this air diminishes.
      - [Friendship]

"Time restores all things." Wrong! Time restores many things, but eternity restores all.
      - [Eternity]

We love justice greatly, and just men but little.
      - [Justice]

We want our friend as a man of talent, less because he has talent than because he is our friend.
      - [Friends]

What is slander? A verdict of "guilty" pronounced in the absence of the accused, with closed doors, without defense or appeal, by an interested and prejudiced judge.
      - [Slander]

When unhappy, one doubts everything; when happy, one doubts nothing.
      - Meditations of a Parish Priest [Doubt]


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