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Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “The truth brings no man a fortune.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Yes, if the life and death of Socrates are those of a wise man, the life and death of Jesus are those of a god.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Temperance and labor are the two real physicians of man.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “An honest man nearly always thinks justly.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau 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: “The thirst after happiness is never extinguished in the heart of man.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau 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: “It is by the activity of our passions, that our reason improves: we covet knowledge merely because we covet enjoyment, and it is impossible to conceive why a man exempt from fears and desires should take the trouble to reason.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “He who pretends to look upon death without fear, lies.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “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 Quote: “Abstaining so as really to enjoy, is the epicurism, the very perfection, of reason.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “A man speaks of what he knows, a woman of what pleases her: the one requires knowledge, the other taste.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Supreme happiness consists in self-content.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Our greatest misfortunes come to us from ourselves.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Temperance and labor are the two best physicians of man; labor sharpens the appetite, and temperance prevents from indulging to excess.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “In truth, laws are always useful to those with possessions and harmful to those who have nothing; from which it follows that the social state is advantageous to men only when all possess something and none has too much.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Gracefulness cannot subsist without ease; delicacy is not debility; nor must a woman be sick in order to please. Infirmity, and sickness may excite our pity, but desire and pleasure require the bloom and vigor of health.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Taste is, so to speak, the microscope of the judgment.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “The most absolute authority is that which penetrates into a man’s innermost being and concerns itself no less with his will than with his actions.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Not all the subtilties of metaphysics can make me doubt a moment of the immortality of the soul, and of a beneficent Providence. I feel it, I believe it, I desire it, I hope it, and will defend it to my last breath.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “When my reason is afloat, my faith cannot long remain in suspense, and I believe in God as firmly as in any other truth whatever; in short, a thousand motives draw me to the consolatory side, and add the weight of hope to the equilibrium of reason.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Inopportune consolations increase a deep sorrow.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “It is pity in which the state of nature takes the place of laws, morals and virtues, with the added advantage that no one there is tempted to disobey its gentle voice.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau 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: “The passions are the voice of the body.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau 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: “He who has the base necessities of life should pay nothing; taxation on him who has a surplus may, if need be; extend to everything beyond necessities.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “The visible order of the universe proclaims a supreme intelligence.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “The mind grows narrow in proportion as the soul grows corrupt.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “No one is happy unless he respects himself.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “It is easier to conquer than to administer. With enough leverage, a finger could overturn the world; but to support the world, one must have the shoulders of Hercules.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Social man lives constantly outside himself.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “The apparent ease with which children learn is their ruin.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Remorse sleeps in the atmosphere of prosperity.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “I am a hundred times happier in my solitude than I could be if I lived among them.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Whoever is endowed with a power superior to mankind, should also be above the weakness of humanity, without which, that excess of strength would, in effect, only sink him below the most feeble, or what he would actually have been, had he remained their equal.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “We do not know what really good or bad fortune is.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Posterity is always just.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “The want of occupation is no less the plague of society than of solitude.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Physical evils destroy themselves, or they destroy us.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Generally we obtain very surely and very speedily what we are not too anxious to obtain.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “The problem is to find a form of association which will defend and protect with the whole common force the person and goods of each associate, and in which each, while uniting himself with all, may still obey himself alone, and remain as free as before.” This is the fundamental problem of which the Social Contract provides the solution. The.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Consolation indiscreetly pressed upon us, when we are suffering undue affliction, only serves to increase our pain, and to render our grief more poignant.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “That which renders life burdensome to us generally arises from the abuse of it.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Many men, seemingly impelled by fortune, hasten forward to meet misfortune half way.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “The story of human nature is a fair romance. Am I to blame if it is not found elsewhere? I am trying to write the history of mankind. If my book is a romance, the fault lies with those who deprave mankind.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Men, in general, are not this or that, they are what they are made to be.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “I think we cannot too strongly attack superstition, which is the disturber of society; nor too highly respect genuine religion, which is the support of it.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “How many centuries must have elapsed before men reached the point of seeing any other fire than that in the sky?”
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