God often visits us, but most of the time we are not at home.

— Philibert Joseph Roux

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When orators and auditors have the same prejudices, those prejudices run a great risk of being made to stand for incontestable truths.

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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.

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Solitude vivifies, isolation kills.

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Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.

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Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite impressions.

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There is a slowness in affairs which ripens them, and a slowness which rots them.

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A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.

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

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

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What is slander? A verdict of "guilty" pronounced in the absence of the accused, with closed doors, without defence or appeal, by an interested and prejudiced judge.

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When unhappy, one doubts everything when happy one doubts nothing.

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Lofty mountains are full of springs; great hearts are full of tears.

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About Philibert Joseph Roux

Quotes 75 sayings
Profession Surgeon
Birthday April 26, 1780

The orator is the mouth (os) of a nation.

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Since unhappiness excites interest, many, in order to render themselves interesting, feign unhappiness.

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Education, properly understood, is that which teaches discernment.

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

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Science is for those who learn; poetry, for those who know.

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The vital air of friendship is composed of confidence.

Friendship perishes in proportion as this air diminishes.

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What is experience? A poor little hut constructed from the ruins of the palace of gold and marble called our illusions.

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We distrust our heart too much, and our head not enough.

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The egoist does not tolerate egoism.

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

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A face which is always serene possesses a mysterious and powerful attraction: sad hearts come to it as to the sun to warm themselves again.

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Not all of those to whom we do good love us, neither do all those to whom we do evil hate us.

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That which we know is but little; that which we have a presentiment of is immense; it is in this direction that the poet outruns the learned man.

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The philosopher spends in becoming a man the time which the ambitious man spends in becoming a personage.

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Present unhappiness is selfish; past sorrow is compassionate.

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Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.

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Evil often triumphs, but never conquers.

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The folly which we might have ourselves committed is the one which we are least ready to pardon in another.

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Friendship admits of difference of character, as love does that of sex.

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Persons of delicate taste endure stupid criticism better than they do stupid praise.

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We want our friend as a man of talent, less because he has talent than because he is our friend.

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Say nothing good of yourself, you will be distrusted;

say nothing bad of yourself, you will be taken at your word.

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Great souls are harmonious.

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To love is to choose.

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It is a very rare thing for a man of talent to succeed by his talent.

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There are people who laugh to show their fine teeth;

and there are those who cry to show their good hearts.

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The chief cause of our misery is less the violence of our passions than the feebleness of our virtues.

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Generosity is more charitable than wealth.

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Morality is the fruit of religion: to desire the former without the latter is to desire an orange without an orange-tree.

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As long as we love, we lend to the beloved object qualities of mind and heart which we deprive him of when the day of misunderstanding arrives.

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Nothing vivifies, and nothing kills, like the emotions.

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

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God is a shower to the heart burned up with grief; God is a sun to the face deluged with tears.

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Success causes us to be more praised than known.

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Friendship is the ideal; friends are the reality; reality always remains far apart from the ideal.

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The city does not take away, neither does the country give, solitude; solitude is within us.

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I look at what I have not and think myself unhappy; others look at what I have and think me happy.

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