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Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Aug 2021
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Topics
He who is most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in performance of it.
God made me and broke the mold.
Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide?
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.
Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions are the voice of the body
Nature never deceives us; it is always we who deceive ourselves
General and abstract ideas are the source of the greatest errors of mankind.
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.
True Christians are made to be slaves, and they know it and do not mind; this short life counts for too little in their eyes
Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.
We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life; born a human being, and born a man.
How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?
Force does not constitute right... obedience is due only to legitimate powers.
An honest man nearly always thinks justly.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
I hate books; they only teach us to talk about things we know nothing about.
As soon as public service ceases to be the chief business of the citizens, and they would rather serve with their money than with their persons, the State is not far from its fall.
Money is the seed of money.
The person who has lived the most is not the one who has lived the longest, but the one with the richest experiences
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
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