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Jacques Bossuet
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As quoted in: "Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and Modern Authors" (J. R. Osgood and Company, 1872), p. 48
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An Indian philosopher, being asked what were, according to his opinion, the two most beautiful things in the universe, answered: The starry heavens above our heads, and the feeling of duty in our hearts.  - Jacques Bossuet
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Jacques Bossuet
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Born: September 27, 1627

Died: April 12, 1704 (aged 76)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Clergyman, bishop, writer

Bio: Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet was a French bishop and theologian, renowned for his sermons and other addresses. He has been considered by many to be one of the most brilliant orators of all time and a masterly French stylist.

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