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Sunday, 19 November 2017
Daily Quote:
"When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness." (Solzhenitsyn, Alexander - Truth)

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Browse Quotations by Joubert, Joseph

 
Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable. - (Joubert, Joseph - Ambition)
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The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk. - (Joubert, Joseph - Anger)
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It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle it without debate. - (Joubert, Joseph - Argument)
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The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress. - (Joubert, Joseph - Argument)
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There was a time when the world acted on books; now books act on the world. - (Joubert, Joseph - Books - Reading)
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The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones. - (Joubert, Joseph - Books - Reading)
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Be charitable and indulge to everyone, but thyself. - (Joubert, Joseph - Charity)
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Children need models rather than critics. - (Joubert, Joseph - Children)
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Who ever has no fixed opinions has no constant feelings. - (Joubert, Joseph - Consistency)
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Professional critics are incapable of distinguishing and appreciating either diamonds in the rough or gold in bars. They are traders, and in literature know only the coins that are current. Their critical lab has scales and weights, but neither crucible or touchstone. - (Joubert, Joseph - Critics and Criticism)
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Without duty, life is sort of boneless; it cannot hold itself together. - (Joubert, Joseph - Duty)
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We do not do well except when we know where the best is and when we are assured that we have touched it and hold its power within us. - (Joubert, Joseph - Excellence)
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Chance generally favors the prudent. - (Joubert, Joseph - Fate)
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He who has not the weakness of friendship has not the strength. - (Joubert, Joseph - Friends and Friendship)
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The mind's direction is more important than its progress. - (Joubert, Joseph - Goals)
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