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Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure.
by Joseph Joubert

Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure.
Emotion is easily transferred from the writer to the reader.
- Joseph Joubert

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose
as a friend if he were a woman.
- Joseph Joubert

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.
- Joseph Joubert

 

We must respect the past, and mistrust the present,
if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.
- Joseph Joubert

The mind conceives with pain, but it brings forth with delight.
- Joseph Joubert

When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.
- Joseph Joubert

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The Bible remained for me a book of books,
still divine - but divine in the sense that all great
books are divine which teach men how to live righteously.
- Joseph Joubert

God is the place where I do not remember the rest.
- Joseph Joubert

Space is to place as eternity is to time.
- Joseph Joubert

The direction of the mind is more important than its progress.
- Joseph Joubert

The aim of argument, or of discussion,
should not be victory, but progress.
- Joseph Joubert

One who has imagination without learning has wings without feet.
- Joseph Joubert

Never cut what you can untie.
- Joseph Joubert

You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you.
- Joseph Joubert

Politeness is the flower of humanity.
- Joseph Joubert

It is better to debate a question without settling
it than to settle a question without debating it.
- Joseph Joubert

Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma.
- Joseph Joubert

Be charitable and indulge to everyone,
but thyself.
- Joseph Joubert

Space is the stature of God.
- Joseph Joubert

To teach is to learn twice.
- Joseph Joubert

Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
- Joseph Joubert

Children need models rather than critics.
- Joseph Joubert

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves
more than they love the truth.
- Joseph Joubert

He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
- Joseph Joubert

All are born to observe order, but few are born to establish it.
- Joseph Joubert

Words, like glass, obscure when they do not aid vision.
- Joseph Joubert

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

How many people make themselves abstract to appear profound.
The most useful part of abstract terms are the shadows
they create to hide a vacuum.
- Joseph Joubert

Logic works, metaphysics contemplates.
- Joseph Joubert

It is easy to understand God as long as you don't try to explain him.
- Joseph Joubert

Ask the young.
They know everything.
- Joseph Joubert

There was a time when the world acted on books;
now books act on the world.
- Joseph Joubert

The passions of the young are vices in the old.
- Joseph Joubert

Love and fear.
Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other.
- Joseph Joubert

Pleasures are always children, pains always have wrinkles.
- Joseph Joubert

Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
- Joseph Joubert

Innocence is always unsuspicious.
- Joseph Joubert

Imagination is the eye of the soul.
- Joseph Joubert

Who ever has no fixed opinions has no constant feelings.
- Joseph Joubert

Superstition is the only religion of which base souls are capable of.
- Joseph Joubert

Grace is in garments, in movements, in manners;
beauty in the nude,
and in forms.
This is true of bodies; but when we speak of feelings,
beauty is in their spirituality, and grace in their moderation.
- Joseph Joubert

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.
- Rabindranath Tagore


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