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

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

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Force does not constitute right... obedience is due only to legitimate powers. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Force does not constitute right... obedience is due only to legitimate powers.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time in order to save it. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time in order to save it.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Our affections as well as our bodies are in perpetual flux. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Our affections as well as our bodies are in perpetual flux.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: I may be no better, but at least I am different. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

I may be no better, but at least I am different.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Do I dare set forth here the most important, the most useful rule of all education? It is not to save time, but to squander it. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Do I dare set forth here the most important, the most useful rule of all education? It is not to save time, but to squander it.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Every man has a right to risk his own life for the preservation of it. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Every man has a right to risk his own life for the preservation of it.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Our greatest evils flow from ourselves. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: We should not teach children the sciences; but give them a taste for them. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

We should not teach children the sciences; but give them a taste for them.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The English think they are free. They are free only during the election of members of parliament. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

The English think they are free. They are free only during the election of members of parliament.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: No man has any natural authority over his fellow men. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life; born a human being, and born a man. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life; born a human being, and born a man.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: I long remained a child, and I am still one in many respects. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

I long remained a child, and I am still one in many respects.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Ordinary readers, forgive my paradoxes: one must make them when one reflects; and whatever you may say, I prefer being a man with paradoxes than a man with prejudices. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Ordinary readers, forgive my paradoxes: one must make them when one reflects; and whatever you may say, I prefer being a man with paradoxes than a man with prejudices.

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quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man's estate, is the gift of education. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man's estate, is the gift of education.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: An intelligent being, is the active principle of all things. One must have renounced all common sense to doubt it, and it is a waste of time to try to prove such self evident truth. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

An intelligent being, is the active principle of all things. One must have renounced all common sense to doubt it, and it is a waste of time to try to prove such self evident truth.

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quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Liberty is like rich food and strong wine: the strong natures accustomed to them thrive and grow even stronger on them; but they deplete, inebriate and destroy the weak. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Liberty is like rich food and strong wine: the strong natures accustomed to them thrive and grow even stronger on them; but they deplete, inebriate and destroy the weak.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: It is not the criminal things that are hardest to confess, but the ridiculous and the shameful. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

It is not the criminal things that are hardest to confess, but the ridiculous and the shameful.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau

quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: L'homme est né libre, et partout il est dans les fers. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

L'homme est né libre, et partout il est dans les fers.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau


quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Fame is but the breath of people, and that often unwholesome. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Fame is but the breath of people, and that often unwholesome.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Childhood is the sleep of reason. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Childhood is the sleep of reason.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to know. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to know.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: We pity in others only the those evils which we ourselves have experienced. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

We pity in others only the those evils which we ourselves have experienced.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: When something an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

When something an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The English are predisposed to pride, the French to vanity. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

The English are predisposed to pride, the French to vanity.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what that is. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what that is.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The first step towards vice is to shroud innocent actions in mystery, and whoever likes to conceal something sooner or later has reason to conceal it. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

The first step towards vice is to shroud innocent actions in mystery, and whoever likes to conceal something sooner or later has reason to conceal it.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Or, rather, let us be more simple and less vain. with background image: adult Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog
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Or, rather, let us be more simple and less vain.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: I would rather be a man of paradoxes than a man of prejudices. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

I would rather be a man of paradoxes than a man of prejudices.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Civilization is a hopeless race to discover remedies for the evils it produces. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Civilization is a hopeless race to discover remedies for the evils it produces.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: To be sane in a world of madman is in itself madness. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

To be sane in a world of madman is in itself madness.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little. with background image: gray elephant
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People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: A feeble body weakens the mind. with background image: photo of author Jean-Jacques Rousseau with quote

A feeble body weakens the mind.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. with background image: woman holding Pug puppy
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Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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