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Joseph Roux

1834-1905 ,  French clergyman & poet
Joseph RouxHe served as a vicar for many years in the area of New Aquitaine in France.
He punlished poems and the Journal Limousine (a journal still alive thanks to his recreation in the early 1960s) . He worked on a Grammaire Limousine for the Occitan language.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite impressions.

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

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

There are people who laugh to show their fine teeth; and there are those who cry to show their good hearts.

Solitude vivifies; isolation kills.

Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.

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


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