Joseph Roux Quotes

Who is Joseph Roux?

Philibert Joseph Roux was a French pastor and poet.

Born April 19, 1834
Died February 06, 1905

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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.”

“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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