Joseph Joubert was a celebrated French essayist and moralist recognized mainly for his ‘Pensees or Thoughts’ that were posthumously published. He attended a religious college in Toulouse from the age of 14. Until 1776 he also taught at the same college. He also served as the inspector-general of universities under Napoleon. His writings, thoughts and works covered varied subjects including literature and nature of human existence, but he did not publish any of works during his lifetime. His writings were aphoristic style and have been translated into a number of languages. We bring to you a compilation of quotes and sayings by Joseph Joubert, which have been excerpted from his notes, writings, thoughts, published works, books, letters and life. Following is a corpus of quotes and thoughts by Joseph Joubert on politeness, loving, nature, mind, beauty, grace, profound, shadows, poetry, children, love, future, respect and more.
How many people eat, drink, and get married; buy, sell, and build; make contracts and attend to their for-tune; have friends and enemies, pleasures and pains, are born, grow up, live and die ― but asleep!