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Joseph Joubert
1754-1824 (Age at death: 70 approx.)



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FORCE and right rule everything in this world; force until right appears."

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Joseph Joubert

FORCE and right rule everything in this world; force until right appears."

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A finished and perfect thought, what time it takes, how rare it is, and what an immense delight.

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A man can only see by his own lamp; but he can walk in the light of other men's.

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A man can only see by his own lamp; but he can walk in the light of other men's.

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Age takes away from a man only qualities that avail wisdom nothing.

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All of us are more or less echoes; and, despite ourselves, we repeat the good and bad qualities, the actions and the character of those among whom we live.

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All the good of man lies in his youthful feeling and his mature thought.

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All the passions seek that which nourishes them; fear loves the idea of danger.

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Ask the young people: they know everything."

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Chance usually favors the prudent man.

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Children have more need of models than of critics.

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Children stand more in need of example than criticism.
Education, Discipline

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Common sense adapts itself to the world; wisdom seeks to attune itself to the heavens.

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Concern for others always cheers us; while self-concern is always depressing. That's why melancholy is the frame of mind habitual to a man who lives shut up in himself.

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Conversation becomes intolerable when you are with men whose brain is full of boxes where everything is stowed away in order and nothing external can enter. Let us bear hospitable hearts and minds.

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Courtesy is to good will what thoughts are to words. Courtesy affects not only manners, but the mind and the heart; it tempers and sweetens every one of our feelings, opinions, and words.

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Credulity is the mark of good nature.

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Debts shorten life.

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Education should be gentle and stern, not cold and lax.

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