Nonfiction > Joseph Joubert > A Selection from His Thoughts
A conscience to oneself, a morality to oneself, a religion to oneself!—These things, by their nature, cannot be private.
Chapter VIII, No. 28.
Joseph Joubert
A Selection from His Thoughts
Translated by Katharine Lyttelton
More than 900 aphorisms from the witness to the French Revolution.
Bibliographic Record    Translator’s Preface    Introduction
NEW YORK: DODD, MEAD & Co., 1899
I. Of God, Creation, Eternity, Piety, Religion, Preachers, Sacred Books
II. Of Man, the Organs, the Soul, the Intellectual Faculties
III. Of Minds and Their Nature
IV. Of the Passions and Affections
V. What Is Modesty?
VI. Of the Various Ages of Life, Sickness and Death
VII. Of Domestic Life, Society, Conversation, Politeness and Manners
VIII. Of Wisdom, Virtue, and Morality, of Law and Duty
IX. Of Order and Chance, of Good and Evil Fortune
X. Of Truth, Illusion, and Error
XI. Of Philosophy, Metaphysics, Abstractions, Logic, Systems
XII. Of Space, Time, Light, and Sound
XIII. Of Governments and Constitutions
XIV. Of Liberty, Justice, and Laws
XV. Of Customs and Habits, both Public and Private, and the Character of Nations
XVI. Of Antiquity
XVII. Of the Present Time
XVIII. Of Education
XIX. Of the Fine Arts
XX. Poetry
XXI. Style
XXII. Of the Qualities of a Writer
XXIII. Literary Judgments.
  I. Writers of Antiquity
  II. Religious Writers
  III. Metaphysicians
  IV. Prose Writers, Philosophers, Political Writers
  V. Poets and Novelists
  VI. On Some Romances of the Time
The Author, Drawn by Himself


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