Superstition is the only religion of which base souls are capable of.
– Joseph Joubert
He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.
It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.
Politeness is the flower of humanity.
Ask the young. They know everything.
Imagination is the eye of the soul.
Never cut what you can untie.
Innocence is always unsuspicious.
The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.
One who has imagination without learning has wings without feet.
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.
Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.
To teach is to learn twice.
Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma.
Children need models rather than critics.
Words, like glass, obscure when they do not aid vision.
You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.
Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman.
Logic works, metaphysics contemplates.
Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other.