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Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.  - Joseph Joubert
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Pensées (1842 edition), 7.31, translated by Katharine Lyttelton
Joseph Joubert
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Chapter XVIII (Of Education), p. 163 - Pensées, Essais, Maximes et Correspondance de J. 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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