Jacques Bossuet

Jacques Bossuet

Born: September 27, 1627

Died: April 12, 1704

Nationality: French

Occupation: Clergyman, bishop, writer

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: As quoted in A Book of French Quotations (1963) edited by Norbert Guterman
Source/Notes: Quoted in Quote Unquote : A Handbook of Quotations (2007) by M. P. Singh, p. 96
Source/Notes: Politics Drawn from the very words of Holy Scripture edited by Patrick Riley (1990) - Politics Drawn from the Very Words of Holy Scripture (1709)

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Source/Notes: In French: "C'est la plus grande de toutes les faiblesses, que de craindre trop de paraître faible." - La Politique tirée des propres paroles de l'Écriture sainte (posthume) (1709)

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