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Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “To be driven by our appetites alone is slavery, while to obey a law that we have imposed on ourselves is freedom.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little. It is plain than an ignorant person thinks everything he does know important, and he tells it to everybody. But a well-educated man is not so ready to display his learning; he would have too much to say, and he sees that there is much more to be said, so he holds his peace.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “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.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “The truths of the Scriptures are so marked and inimitable, that the inventor would be more of a miraculous character than the hero.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “The “sociable” man, always outside himself, is capable of living only in the opinions of others and, so to speak, derives the sentiment of his own existence solely from their judgment.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “I cannot repeat too often that to control the child one must often control oneself.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “The one thing we do not know is the limit of the knowable.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau 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: “If there were a nation of Gods, it would govern itself democratically. A government so perfect is not suited to men.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Ah, that is a perfume in which I delight; when they roast coffee near my house, I hasten to open the door to take in all the aroma.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Government originated in the attempt to find a form of association that defends and protects the person and property of each with the common force of all.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “I perceive God everywhere in His works. I sense Him in me; I see Him all around me.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “The man who meditates is a depraved animal.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “With children use force; with men reason; such is the natural order of things. The wise man requires no law.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “It is as if my heart and my brain did not belong to the same person. Feelings come quicker than lightning and fill my soul, but they bring me no illumination; they burn me and dazzle me.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Nothing is less in our power than the heart, and far from commanding we are forced to obey it.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “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.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Love childhood, indulge its sports, its pleasures, its delightful instincts. Who has not sometimes regretted that age when laughter was ever on the lips, and when the heart was ever at peace?”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “We can never put ourselves in the shoes of children; we cannot fathom their thoughts, we lend them ours; and always following ourown reasoning, we stuff their heads with extravagance and error.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “God makes all things good; man meddles with them and they become evil.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Her dignity consists in being unknown to the world; her glory is in the esteem of her husband; her pleasures in the happiness of her family.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Everything made by man may be destroyed by man; there are no ineffaceable characters except those engraved by nature; and nature makes neither princes nor rich men nor great lords.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “But in some great souls, who consider themselves as citizens of the world, and forcing the imaginary barriers that separate people from people...”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Man’s first language, the most universal, the most energetic and the only language he needed before it was necessary to persuade men assembled together, is the cry of nature.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Every man has a right to risk his own life for the preservation of it.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “I have suffered too much in this world not to hope for another.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Religious persecutors are not believers, they are rascals.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau 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.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “The English are predisposed to pride, the French to vanity.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Liberty may be gained, but can never be recovered.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “I think it impossible that the great monarchies of Europe can last much longer.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “From the first moment of life, men ought to begin learning to deserve to live; and, as at the instant of birth we partake of the rights of citizenship, that instant ought to be the beginning of the exercise of our duty.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Provided a man is not mad, he can be cured of every folly but vanity; there is no cure for this but experience, if indeed there is any cure for it at all.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “The writings of women are always cold and pretty like themselves. There is as much wit as you may desire, but never any soul.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “The French painter Rousseau was once asked why he put a naked woman on a red sofa in the middle of his jungle pictures. He answered, ‘I needed a bit of red there.’”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “There exists one book, which, to my taste, furnishes the happiest treatise of natural education. What then is this marvelous book? Is it Aristotle? Is it Pliny, is it Buffon? No-it is Robinson Crusoe.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “One must choose between making a man or a citizen, for one cannot make both at the same time.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau 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: “As long as there are rich people in the world, they will be desirous of distinguishing themselves from the poor.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “True genius is creative and makes all from nothing.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Fame is but the breath of people, and that often unwholesome.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “We must powder our wigs; that is why so many poor people have no bread.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Frequent punishments are always a sign of weakness or laziness on the part of a government.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “Innocence is ashamed of nothing.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote: “The majesty of the Scriptures strikes me with admiration, as the purity of the gospel has its influence on my heart.”
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