Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre

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Bernardin de Saint-Pierre by Ernst Hader

Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (19 January 1737 - 21 January 1814) was a French writer and botanist. He is most famous for his 1788 novel Paul et Virginie, which in the 19th century was a very popular children's book.


  • The charity of the Gospel must extend to all religions and the French hospitality to all people.
    • Original: la charité de l'Evangile doit s'étendre à toutes les religions et l'hospitalité française à tous les peuples.
    • As quoted in Œuvres complètes de Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Volume 7 (1828) by Louis Aimé-Martin, Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre. Aug. Wahlen. p. 47

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