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Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Man was born free and everywhere he is in shackles."

Man was born free and everywhere he is in shackles.




Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "The truth brings no man a fortune."

The truth brings no man a fortune.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion."

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



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Laws are always useful to those who possess and vexatious to those who have nothing."

Laws are always useful to those who possess and vexatious to those who have nothing.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "The first sentiment of man was that of his existence, his first care that of preserving it."

The first sentiment of man was that of his existence, his first care that of preserving it.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "The first man, who, after enclosing a piece of ground, took it into his head to say, "This is mine, " and found people simple enough to believe him, was the true founder of civil society."

The first man, who, after enclosing a piece of ground, took it into his head to say, "This is mine, " and found people simple enough to believe him, was the true founder of civil society.




Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid but which none have a right to expect."

Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid but which none have a right to expect.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "I have never thought, for my part, that man's freedom consists in his being able to do whatever he wills, but that he should not, by any human power, be forced to do what is against his will."

I have never thought, for my part, that man's freedom consists in his being able to do whatever he wills, but that he should not, by any human power, be forced to do what is against his will.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "I may not amount to much but at least I am unique."

I may not amount to much but at least I am unique.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "There is not a single ill-doer who could not be turned to some good."

There is not a single ill-doer who could not be turned to some good.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "I would rather be a man of paradoxes than a man of prejudices."

I would rather be a man of paradoxes than a man of prejudices.




Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Civilization is a hopeless race to discover remedies for the evils it produces."

Civilization is a hopeless race to discover remedies for the evils it produces.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Among the many short cuts to science, we badly need someone to teach us the art of learning with difficulty."

Among the many short cuts to science, we badly need someone to teach us the art of learning with difficulty.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost."

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



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "She was dull, unattractive, couldn't tell the time, count money or tie her own shoe laces... But I loved her"

She was dull, unattractive, couldn't tell the time, count money or tie her own shoe laces... But I loved her



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "As she put it, she knew of nothing so ravishing as having a child whom she could whip whenever she was in a bad mood.("The Queen Fantasque")"

As she put it, she knew of nothing so ravishing as having a child whom she could whip whenever she was in a bad mood.("The Queen Fantasque")



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "If there were a nation of Gods, it would govern itself democratically. A government so perfect is not suited to men."

If there were a nation of Gods, it would govern itself democratically. A government so perfect is not suited to men.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "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 a fire is guilty of suicide?"

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 a fire is guilty of suicide?



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Truth is an homage that the good man pays to his own dignity."

Truth is an homage that the good man pays to his own dignity.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "I hate books they only teach us to talk about things we know nothing about."

I hate books they only teach us to talk about things we know nothing about.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Everything is good as it comes from the hands of the Maker of the world, but degenerates once it gets into the hands of man"

Everything is good as it comes from the hands of the Maker of the world, but degenerates once it gets into the hands of man



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "To write a good love letter you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say and to finish without knowing what you have written."

To write a good love letter you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say and to finish without knowing what you have written.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains."

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



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "No man has any natural authority over his fellow men."

No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death."

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



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties."

To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "To renounce freedom is to renounce one's humanity, one's rights as a man and equally one's duties."

To renounce freedom is to renounce one's humanity, one's rights as a man and equally one's duties.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Nature never deceives us it is we who deceive ourselves."

Nature never deceives us it is we who deceive ourselves.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "The world of reality has its limits the world of imagination is boundless."

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



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Little privations are easily endured when the heart is better treated than the body."

Little privations are easily endured when the heart is better treated than the body.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "There are times when I am so unlike myself that I might be taken for someone else of an entirely opposite character."

There are times when I am so unlike myself that I might be taken for someone else of an entirely opposite character.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?"

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



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect."

Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Or, rather, let us be more simple and less vain."

Or, rather, let us be more simple and less vain.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "But in some great souls, who consider themselves as citizens of the world, and forcing the imaginary barriers that separate people from people..."

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 Quotes: "The happiest is he who suffers the least pain the most miserable he who enjoys the least pleasure."

The happiest is he who suffers the least pain the most miserable he who enjoys the least pleasure.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "We cannot teach children the danger of lying to men without feeling as men, the greater danger of lying to children."

We cannot teach children the danger of lying to men without feeling as men, the greater danger of lying to children.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what that is."

Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what that is.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "I am not made like any of those I have seen. I venture to believe that I am not made like any of those who are in existence. If I am not better, at least I am different."

I am not made like any of those I have seen. I venture to believe that I am not made like any of those who are in existence. If I am not better, at least I am different.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million."

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



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "A feeble body weakens the mind."

A feeble body weakens the mind.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "He who is the most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in the performance of it."

He who is the most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in the performance of it.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "A taste for ostentation is rarely associated in the same souls with a taste for honesty"

A taste for ostentation is rarely associated in the same souls with a taste for honesty



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "All that time is lost which might be better employed."

All that time is lost which might be better employed.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Happiness: a good bank account a good cook and a good digestion."

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



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil."

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



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases."

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