Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

French writer and philosopher

Lived from: 1712-1778

Category: Philosophers | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
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    A man says what he knows, a woman says what will please.
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    Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.
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    Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid.
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    All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows.
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    Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
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    As long as there are rich people in the world, they will be desirous of distinguishing themselves from the poor.
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    Base souls have no faith in great individuals.
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    Childhood is the sleep of reason.
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    Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions of the body.
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    Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken.
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    Endurance and to be able to endure is the first lesson a child should learn because it's the one they will most need to know.
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    Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to save it.
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    Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.
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    Fame is but the breath of people, and that often unwholesome.
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