Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau


Author Profession: French writer, philosopher, political theorist
Born: June 28, 1712
Died: July 02, 1778
Birth Sign: Cancer


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Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

A feeble body weakens the mind.

Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.

I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described.

Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.

We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life; born a human being, and born a man.

The body politic, as well as the human body, begins to die as soon as it is born, and carries itself the causes of its destruction.

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?

Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.

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.

I may be no better, but at least I am different.

It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can.

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

Every man has a right to risk his own life for the preservation of it.

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

You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one.

Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.

Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.

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

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.

If I gave you any thought I probably would. Peter Lorre

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger today

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. Agatha Christie

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