Joseph Joubert Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old joseph joubert quotes, joseph joubert sayings, and joseph joubert proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.     

Joseph Joubert

Grief - Happiness is to feel that one's soul is good; there is no other, in truth, and this kind of happiness may exist even in sorrow, so that there are griefs perfable to every joy, and such as would be preferred by all those who have felt them.     

Joseph Joubert

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

Joseph Joubert

He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.     

Joseph Joubert

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

Joseph Joubert

In temperance there is ever cleanliness and elegance.     

Joseph Joubert

Questions show the mind's range, and answers its subtlety.     

Joseph Joubert

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve     

Joseph Joubert

Agriculture engenders good sense, and good sense of an excellent kind.     

Joseph Joubert

To teach is to learn twice.     

Joseph Joubert

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

Joseph Joubert

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve     

Joseph Joubert

Genius begins with great works; labor alone finishes them.     

Joseph Joubert

Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.     

Joseph Joubert

Space is to place as eternity is to time.     

Joseph Joubert

Attention is like a narrow mouthed vessel; pour into it what you have to say cautiously, and, as it were, drop by drop.     

Joseph Joubert

To teach is to learn twice over.     

Joseph Joubert

Drawing is speaking to the eye; talking is painting to the ear.     

Joseph Joubert

Mediocrity is excellent to the eyes of mediocre people.     

Joseph Joubert

Innocence is always unsuspicious.     

Joseph Joubert

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

Joseph Joubert

To teach is to learn twice.     

Joseph Joubert

Be saving, but not at the cost of all liberality. Have the soul of a king and the hand of a wise economist.     

Joseph Joubert

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

Joseph Joubert

Agriculture engenders good sense, and good sense of an excellent kind.     

Joseph Joubert

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

Joseph Joubert

The sound of the drum drives out thought; for that very reason it is the most military of instruments.      

Joseph Joubert

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

Joseph Joubert

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.     

Joseph Joubert

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

Joseph Joubert