Joseph Roux Quotes

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Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.

truth poetry

At first we hope too much, later on, not enough.
— Joseph Roux
We distrust our heart too much, and our head not enough.

head and heart

How many sacrifice honor, a necessity, to glory, a luxury?
— Joseph Roux
Science is for those who learn; poetry, for those who know.
— Joseph Roux
God often visits us, but most of the time we are not at home.

God

Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
— Joseph Roux

experience

Our experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.

experience illusion

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

tears

It is a very rare thing for a man of talent to succeed by his talent.
— Joseph Roux
Friendship admits of difference of character, as love does that of sex.
— Joseph Roux
Pleasure once tasted satisfies less than the desire experienced for its torments.
— 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.

quotations

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

unhappiness

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.

death

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.

friendship loss

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.
— Joseph Roux

interesting friendship