Joseph Joubert

Joseph Joubert

French moralist and essayist
7 May 1754 — 4 May 1824

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It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.

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Chance usually favours the prudent man.

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

Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.

Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma.


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