Joseph Roux Thoughts

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The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.

Joseph Addison

Love is a friendship set to music.

Joseph Campbell

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

Joseph Roux

Nothing vivifies, and nothing kills, like the emotions.

Joseph Roux

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

Joseph Roux

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

Joseph Roux

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

Joseph Roux

Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions.

Joseph Roux

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

Joseph Roux

Solitude vivifies; isolation kills.

Joseph Roux

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

Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.

Joseph Roux

Say nothing good of yourself, you will be distrusted; say nothing bad of yourself, you will be taken at your word.

Joseph Roux

Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.

Joseph Roux

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

Joseph Roux

Laughter, while it lasts, slackens and unbraces the mind, weakens the faculties, and causes a kind of remissness and dissolution in all the powers of the soul.

Joseph Addison

Don't buy a single vote more than necessary. I'll be damned if I'm going to pay for a landslide.

Joseph P. Kennedy

The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.

Joseph Joubert

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered alonglife's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.

Joseph Addison

Marriage enlarges the scene of our happiness and of our miseries. A marriage of love is pleasant, of interest, easy, and where both meet, happy. A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendship, all the enjoyments of sense and reason, and, indeed, all the sweets of life.

Joseph Addison
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