Joseph Roux (1725-1793) was a French cartographer and hydrographer. He is also considered the originator of modern ship portraiture. In 1764 he published 12 charts and an atlas of Mediterranean harbors.
- We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
- Our experience is composed rathery of illusions that of wisdom acquired.
- Say nothing good of yourself, you will be distrusted; say nothing bad of yourself, you will be taken at your word.
- The folly which we might have ourselves committed is the one which we are least ready to pardon in another.
- The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable.