Joseph Joubert Quote
Pensées (1842 edition), 7.31, translated by Katharine Lyttelton
“The sound of the drum drives out thought; for that very reason it is the most military of instruments.”
Pensées (1842 edition)
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJoseph Joubert
Born: May 7, 1754
Died: May 4, 1824 (age 69)
Bio: Joseph Joubert was a French moralist and essayist, remembered today largely for his Pensées, which was published posthumously.