If fortune wishes to make a man respectable, she gives him virtues; if she wishes to make him respected, she gives him success.
JOSEPH JOUBERT, attributed, 20,000 Quips & Quotes
Slander is the solace of malignity.
JOSEPH JOUBERT, Some of the Thoughts of Joseph Joubert
Mediocrity is excellent to the eyes of mediocre people.
JOSEPH JOUBERT, Pensées of Joubert
God multiplies intelligence, which communicates itself, like fire, ad infinitum; light a thousand torches at one touch, the flame remains always the same.
JOSEPH JOUBERT, attributed, Day's Collacon
In the commerce of language use only coin of gold and silver.