Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A beautiful Mind by Joseph Joubert

Few minds are spacious; few even have an empty place in them
or can offer some vacant point. Almost all have narrow capacities
and are filled by some knowledge that blocks them up.

What a torture to talk to filled heads, that allow nothing from
the outside to enter them! A good mind, in order to enjoy itself
and allow itself to enjoy others, always keeps itself larger
than its own thoughts.

And in order to do this, this thoughts must be given a pliant form,
must be easily folded and unfolded, so they are capable, finally,
or maintaining a natural flexibility.

All those short-sighted minds see clearly within their little ideas
and see nothing in those of others; they are like those bad eyes
that see from close range what is obscure and cannot perceive what
is clear from afar. Night minds, minds of darkness.
Joseph Joubert

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