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Joseph Joubert
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Born: May 7, 1754

Died: May 4, 1824 (aged 69)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Writer

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

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We sacrifice to dress, till household joys And comforts cease. Dress drains our cellar dry, And keeps our larder clean; puts out our fires, And introduces hunger, frost and woe, Where peace and hospitality might reign. Dress changes the manners.

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