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Jean-Jacques Rousseau – 23 Quotes

Here is a collection of quotes from Jean Jacques Rousseau

 

 

God made me and broke the mold

 – Jean Jacques Rousseau


 

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

 – Jean Jacques Rousseau


Base souls have no faith in great individuals.

 – Jean Jacques Rousseau


No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.

 – Jean Jacques Rousseau


What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?

 – Jean Jacques Rousseau


Nature never deceives us it is we who deceive ourselves.

 – Jean Jacques Rousseau


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

 – Jean Jacques Rousseau


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

 – Jean Jacques Rousseau


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

 – Jean Jacques Rousseau


How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?

 – Jean Jacques Rousseau


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

 – Jean Jacques Rousseau


Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.

 – Jean Jacques Rousseau


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

 – Jean Jacques Rousseau


People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.

 – Jean Jacques Rousseau


Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.

 – Jean Jacques Rousseau


Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million.

 – Jean Jacques Rousseau


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

 – Jean Jacques Rousseau


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


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


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


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


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


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


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