Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes

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Born: June 28, 1712,
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Died: , July 2, 1778
Occupation: Author

1.
Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

2.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

3.
Base souls have no faith in great individuals.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

4.
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

5.
Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

6.
God made me and broke the mold.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

7.
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

8.
How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

9.
I have resolved on an enterprise that has no precedent and will have no imitator. I want to set before my fellow human beings a man in every way true to nature and that man will be myself.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

10.
Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

11.
Nature never deceives us it is we who deceive ourselves.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

12.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

13.
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

14.
O love, if I regret the age when one savors you, it is not for the hour of pleasure, but for the one that follows it.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

15.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

16.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

17.
Plant and your spouse plants with you weed and you weed alone.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

18.
Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

19.
Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

20.
The world of reality has its limits the world of imagination is boundless.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

21.
Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

22.
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

23.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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