Joseph Joubert


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Joseph Joubert (7 May 1754 in Montignac, Périgord – 4 May 1824 in Paris) was a French moralist and essayist, remembered today largely for his Pensées (Thoughts), which was published posthumously.

From the age of fourteen 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 ... more »

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  • ''Sexes. One has the look of a wound, the other of something skinned.''
    Joseph Joubert (1754-1824), French essayist, moralist. Notebooks, entry recorded in 1797 (1938, trans. 1983).
  • ''Pleasures are always children, pains always have wrinkles.''
    Joseph Joubert (1754-1824), French essayist, moralist. Notebooks, entry recorded in 1796 (1938) trans. 1983.
  • ''Imagination is the eye of the soul.''
    Joseph Joubert (1754-1824), French essayist, moralist. Pensées, no. 42 (1842).
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