Joseph Roux Quotes

Who was Joseph Roux?

Philibert Joseph Roux was a French pastor and poet.

Born April 19, 1834
Died February 6, 1905
Aged 70 years old

Books by Joseph Roux

Best 12 Quotes by Joseph Roux

“A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool.”

“Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.”

“Have friends, not for the sake of receiving, but of giving.”

“Literature was formerly an art and finance a trade; today it is the reverse.”

“Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.”

“Reason guides but a small part of man, and the rest obeys feeling, true or false, and passion, good or bad.”

“Solitude vivifies; isolation kills.”

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“The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable.”

“There are people who laugh to show their fine teeth; and there are those who cry to show their good hearts.”

“We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.”

“What is love? two souls and one flesh; friendship? two bodies and one soul.”

“When unhappy, one doubts everything; when happy, one doubts nothing.”

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“The artists who incorporated the John-is-Jesus-message in their paintings made use of devices and alterations to traditional iconography that include:

- John and Jesus look nearly identical.
- John carries the Ecce Agnus Dei-banner ('Behold the Lamb of God') but points to himself instead of to Jesus, as if to say: I am the Lamb of God.
- John carries a wooden cross with the Ecce Agnus Dei-banner missing, which connects him to the crucifixion.
- Jesus points to John instead of the other way around, or they point at each other.
- John, Jesus and/or one of the others on the painting display with their hands the 2=1-code: someone on the painting raises two fingers and (someone else) one finger. In other words: the two persons are in reality one.
- The others on the painting look at John instead of (the infant) Jesus. Anachronism is customary in paintings of this era: for example, John is depicted as a grown man and Jesus as child.
- John is displayed in a fashion that gives him the appearance of Jesus.
- The dove of the Holy Spirit hovers over John instead of Jesus at the baptism, or is positioned between them.”

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