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Joseph Joubert

1754-1824. French moralist.

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Ask the young. They know everything.

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Children need models rather than critics.

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Ornaments were invented by modesty.

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

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Words are like eyeglasses they blur everything that they do not make clear.

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What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight.

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To teach is to learn twice.

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The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.

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Politeness is the flower of humanity.

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Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.

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