Joseph Joubert





Joseph Joubert

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born
in Montignac, Périgord, France
May 07, 1754

died
May 04, 1824

gender
male

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Joseph Joubert was a French moralist and essayist, remembered today largely for his Pensées published posthumously.

From the age of 14 Joubert attended a religious college in Toulouse, where he later taught until 1776. In 1778 he went to Paris where he met D'Alembert and Diderot, amongst others, and later became friends with young writer and diplomat Chateaubriand.

He alternated between living in Paris with his friends and life in the privacy of the countryside in Villeneuve-sur-Yonne. He was appointed inspector-general of the University under Napoleon.

Joubert published nothing during his lifetime, but he wrote a copious amount of letters and filled sheets of paper and small notebooks with thoughts about the nature of human existence, literat
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The Notebooks of Joseph Jou...
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Sobre arte y literatura
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Pensées, jugements et notat...
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More books by Joseph Joubert…
“The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.”
Joseph Joubert

“Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth.”
Joseph Joubert

“When you go in search of honey, you must expect to be stung by bees.”
Joseph Joubert

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