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quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: I had been brought up in a church which decides everything and permits no doubts, so that having rejected one article of faith I was forced to reject the rest. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

I had been brought up in a church which decides everything and permits no doubts, so that having rejected one article of faith I was forced to reject the rest.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Abstaining so as really to enjoy, is the epicurism, the very perfection, of reason. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Abstaining so as really to enjoy, is the epicurism, the very perfection, of reason.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: We do not know what really good or bad fortune is. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

We do not know what really good or bad fortune is.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau

quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Do you not know...that a child badly taught is farther from being wise than one not taught at all? with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Do you not know...that a child badly taught is farther from being wise than one not taught at all?

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The greatest braggarts are usually the biggest cowards. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

The greatest braggarts are usually the biggest cowards.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Girls must be thwarted early in life. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Girls must be thwarted early in life.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: I hate books; they only teach people to talk about what they don't understand. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

I hate books; they only teach people to talk about what they don't understand.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Love childhood, indulge its sports, its pleasures, its delightful instincts. Who has not sometimes regretted that age when laughter was ever on the lips, and when the heart was ever at peace? with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Love childhood, indulge its sports, its pleasures, its delightful instincts. Who has not sometimes regretted that age when laughter was ever on the lips, and when the heart was ever at peace?

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau

quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Inopportune consolations increase a deep sorrow. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Inopportune consolations increase a deep sorrow.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: It is as if my heart and my brain did not belong to the same person. Feelings come quicker than lightning and fill my soul, but they bring me no illumination; they burn me and dazzle me. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

It is as if my heart and my brain did not belong to the same person. Feelings come quicker than lightning and fill my soul, but they bring me no illumination; they burn me and dazzle me.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Everything is good as it comes from the hands of the Maker of the world, but degenerates once it gets into the hands of man. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Everything is good as it comes from the hands of the Maker of the world, but degenerates once it gets into the hands of man.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Everything degenerates in the hands of man. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Everything degenerates in the hands of man.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau


quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: In Genoa, the word, libertas can be read on the front of prisons and on the fetters of galley-slaves. The application of this motto is fine and just. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

In Genoa, the word, libertas can be read on the front of prisons and on the fetters of galley-slaves. The application of this motto is fine and just.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Teach by doing whenever you can, and only fall back upon words when doing it is out of the question. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Teach by doing whenever you can, and only fall back upon words when doing it is out of the question.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau

quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: It is manifestly contrary to the law of nature, however defined, that a handful of people should gorge themselves with superfluities while the hungry majority goes in need of necessities. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

It is manifestly contrary to the law of nature, however defined, that a handful of people should gorge themselves with superfluities while the hungry majority goes in need of necessities.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau

quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: In the North the first words are, Help me; in the South, Love me. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

In the North the first words are, Help me; in the South, Love me.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Hatred, as well as love, renders its votaries credulous. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Hatred, as well as love, renders its votaries credulous.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: For it is in our nature to endure patiently the decrees of fate, but not the ill-will of others. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

For it is in our nature to endure patiently the decrees of fate, but not the ill-will of others.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau



quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: I say to myself: Who are you to measure infinite power? with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

I say to myself: Who are you to measure infinite power?

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Chemistry... is like the maid occupied with daily civilisation; she is busy with fertilisers, medicines, glass, insecticides ... for she dispenses the recipes. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Chemistry... is like the maid occupied with daily civilisation; she is busy with fertilisers, medicines, glass, insecticides ... for she dispenses the recipes.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Tutto è bene quando esce dalle mani dell'Autore delle cose, tutto degenera fra le mani dell'uomo. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Tutto è bene quando esce dalle mani dell'Autore delle cose, tutto degenera fra le mani dell'uomo.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Even knaves may be made good for something. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Even knaves may be made good for something.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Do not base your life on the judgments of others; first, because they are as likely to be mistaken as you are, and further, because you cannot know that they are telling you their true thoughts. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Do not base your life on the judgments of others; first, because they are as likely to be mistaken as you are, and further, because you cannot know that they are telling you their true thoughts.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau




quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: If all were perfect Christians, individuals would do their duty; the people would be obedient to the laws, the magistrates incorrupt, and there would be neither vanity nor luxury in such a state. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

If all were perfect Christians, individuals would do their duty; the people would be obedient to the laws, the magistrates incorrupt, and there would be neither vanity nor luxury in such a state.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau


quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The English people think they are free; they are greatly deceived; they are free only during the election of members of Parliament. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

The English people think they are free; they are greatly deceived; they are free only during the election of members of Parliament.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau


quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Whatever may be our natural talents, the art of writing is not acquired all at once. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Whatever may be our natural talents, the art of writing is not acquired all at once.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau

quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: It is in man's heart that the life of nature's spectacle exists; to see it, one must feel it. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

It is in man's heart that the life of nature's spectacle exists; to see it, one must feel it.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau



quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Beware of listening to this impostor; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Beware of listening to this impostor; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: There exists one book, which, to my taste, furnishes the happiest treatise of natural education. What then is this marvelous book? Is it Aristotle? Is it Pliny, is it Buffon? No-it is Robinson Crusoe. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

There exists one book, which, to my taste, furnishes the happiest treatise of natural education. What then is this marvelous book? Is it Aristotle? Is it Pliny, is it Buffon? No-it is Robinson Crusoe.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Among the many short cuts to science, we badly need someone to teach us the art of learning with difficulty. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Among the many short cuts to science, we badly need someone to teach us the art of learning with difficulty.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: We are reduced to asking others what we are. We never dare to ask ourselves. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

We are reduced to asking others what we are. We never dare to ask ourselves.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau


quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Taste is, so to speak, the microscope of the judgment. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Taste is, so to speak, the microscope of the judgment.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau

quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Trust your heart rather than your head. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Trust your heart rather than your head.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau



quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: There are always four sides to a story: your side, their side, the truth and what really happened. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

There are always four sides to a story: your side, their side, the truth and what really happened.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau

quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: I have suffered too much in this world not to hope for another. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

I have suffered too much in this world not to hope for another.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: But in some great souls, who consider themselves as citizens of the world, and forcing the imaginary barriers that separate people from people. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

But in some great souls, who consider themselves as citizens of the world, and forcing the imaginary barriers that separate people from people.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: All through life a man has need of a counsellor and guide. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

All through life a man has need of a counsellor and guide.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The strength of the people is effective only if it is concentrated; it evaporates and is lost when it is dispersed, just as gunpowder scattered on the ground ignites only grain by grain. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

The strength of the people is effective only if it is concentrated; it evaporates and is lost when it is dispersed, just as gunpowder scattered on the ground ignites only grain by grain.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau

quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Many men, seemingly impelled by fortune, hasten forward to meet misfortune half way. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Many men, seemingly impelled by fortune, hasten forward to meet misfortune half way.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The infant, on opening his eyes, ought to see his country, and to the hour of his death never lose sight of it. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

The infant, on opening his eyes, ought to see his country, and to the hour of his death never lose sight of it.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The falsification of history has done more to impede human development than any one thing known to mankind. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

The falsification of history has done more to impede human development than any one thing known to mankind.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The mechanism she employs is much more powerful than ours, for all her levers move the human heart. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

The mechanism she employs is much more powerful than ours, for all her levers move the human heart.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Men will argue more philosophically about the human heart; but women will read the heart of man better than they. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Men will argue more philosophically about the human heart; but women will read the heart of man better than they.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: If he who has control of men ought not to control the laws, then he who controls the laws ought not control men: otherwise his laws would minister to his passions. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

If he who has control of men ought not to control the laws, then he who controls the laws ought not control men: otherwise his laws would minister to his passions.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The only moral lesson which is suited for a child -- the most important lesson for every time of life -- is this: 'Never hurt anybody. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

The only moral lesson which is suited for a child -- the most important lesson for every time of life -- is this: 'Never hurt anybody.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: There is not a single ill-doer who could not be turned to some good. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

There is not a single ill-doer who could not be turned to some good.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: He who pretends to look on death without fear lies. All men are afraid of dying, this is the great law of sentient beings, without which the entire human species would soon be destroyed. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

He who pretends to look on death without fear lies. All men are afraid of dying, this is the great law of sentient beings, without which the entire human species would soon be destroyed.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: To write a good love letter, you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say, and to finish without knowing what you have written. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

To write a good love letter, you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say, and to finish without knowing what you have written.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: I feel an indescribable ecstasy and delirium in melting, as it were, into the system of being, in identifying myself with the whole of nature. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

I feel an indescribable ecstasy and delirium in melting, as it were, into the system of being, in identifying myself with the whole of nature.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: A paralyzed man who wants to walk OR an agile man who does not want to walk will both remain neutral in nature. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

A paralyzed man who wants to walk OR an agile man who does not want to walk will both remain neutral in nature.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau

quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: With children use force; with men reason; such is the natural order of things. The wise man requires no law. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

With children use force; with men reason; such is the natural order of things. The wise man requires no law.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Presence of mind, penetration, fine observation, are the sciences of women; ability to avail themselves of these is their talent. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Presence of mind, penetration, fine observation, are the sciences of women; ability to avail themselves of these is their talent.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Nothing is less in our power than the heart, and far from commanding we are forced to obey it. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Nothing is less in our power than the heart, and far from commanding we are forced to obey it.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau




quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Women speak at an earlier age, more easily, and more agreeably than men; they are accused also of speaking more; this is as it should be, and I willingly change the reproach into a eulogy. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Women speak at an earlier age, more easily, and more agreeably than men; they are accused also of speaking more; this is as it should be, and I willingly change the reproach into a eulogy.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau



quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The truth brings no man a fortune. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

The truth brings no man a fortune.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: To renounce freedom is to renounce one's humanity, one's rights as a man and equally one's duties. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

To renounce freedom is to renounce one's humanity, one's rights as a man and equally one's duties.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau


quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: We have to have powder for our wigs; that is why so many poor people have no bread. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

We have to have powder for our wigs; that is why so many poor people have no bread.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Christ preaches only servitude and dependence... True Christians are made to be slaves. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Christ preaches only servitude and dependence... True Christians are made to be slaves.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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