Joseph Joubert Quotes

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

You arrive at truth through poetry; I arrive at poetry through truth.

Words become luminous when the poet’s finger has passed over them its phosphorescence.

There are some minds like either convex or concave mirrors, which represent objects such as they receive them, but never receive them as they are.

How many people become abstract as a way of appearing profound!

Tenderness is the repose of Passion.

Children have more need of models than of critics.

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

The evening of a well spent life brings its lamps with it.

Old age deprives the intelligent man only of qualities useless to wisdom.