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Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "One can buy anything with money except morality."

One can buy anything with money except morality.




Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Slaves lose everything in their chains, even the desire of escaping from them."

Slaves lose everything in their chains, even the desire of escaping from them.




Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "The one thing we do not know is the limit of the knowable."

The one thing we do not know is the limit of the knowable.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "The only moral lesson which is suited for a child--the most important lesson for every time of life--is this: 'Never hurt anybody."

The only moral lesson which is suited for a child--the most important lesson for every time of life--is this: 'Never hurt anybody.




Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "We have to have powder for our wigs; that is why so many poor people have no bread."

We have to have powder for our wigs; that is why so many poor people have no bread.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "All kinds of frankness and honesty are terrible crimes in the eyes of society."

All kinds of frankness and honesty are terrible crimes in the eyes of society.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Rather suffer an injustice than commit one."

Rather suffer an injustice than commit one.




Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Peter had a genius for imitation; but he lacked true genius, which is creative and makes all from nothing."

Peter had a genius for imitation; but he lacked true genius, which is creative and makes all from nothing.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "In the strict sense of the term, a true democracy has never existed, and never will exist."

In the strict sense of the term, a true democracy has never existed, and never will exist.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows."

All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "General abstract truth is the most precious of all blessings; without it, man is blind; it is the eye of reason."

General abstract truth is the most precious of all blessings; without it, man is blind; it is the eye of reason.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "For, as I think I have said, I can only meditate when I am walking. When I stop I cease to think; my mind only works with my legs."

For, as I think I have said, I can only meditate when I am walking. When I stop I cease to think; my mind only works with my legs.




Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one."

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



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "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."

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 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: "The majesty of the Scriptures strikes me with admiration, as the purity of the gospel has its influence on my heart."

The majesty of the Scriptures strikes me with admiration, as the purity of the gospel has its influence on my heart.



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

A feeble body weakens the mind.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "It is a mania shared by philosophers of all ages to deny what exists and to explain what does not exist."

It is a mania shared by philosophers of all ages to deny what exists and to explain what does not exist.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "The money you have gives you freedom; the money you pursue enslaves you."

The money you have gives you freedom; the money you pursue enslaves you.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Do you not know...that a child badly taught is farther from being wise than one not taught at all?"

Do you not know...that a child badly taught is farther from being wise than one not taught at all?



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Force does not constitute right... obedience is due only to legitimate powers."

Force does not constitute right... obedience is due only to legitimate powers.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being."

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



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Liberty may be gained, but can never be recovered."

Liberty may be gained, but can never be recovered.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "I perceive God everywhere in His works. I sense Him in me; I see Him all around me."

I perceive God everywhere in His works. I sense Him in me; I see Him all around me.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Abstaining so as really to enjoy, is the epicurism, the very perfection, of reason."

Abstaining so as really to enjoy, is the epicurism, the very perfection, of reason.



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 from 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 from a fire is guilty of suicide?



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "The truths of the Scriptures are so marked and inimitable, that the inventor would be more of a miraculous character than the hero."

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 Quotes: "I feel an indescribable ecstasy and delirium in melting, as it were, into the system of being, in identifying myself with the whole of nature."

I feel an indescribable ecstasy and delirium in melting, as it were, into the system of being, in identifying myself with the whole of nature.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "That which renders life burdensome to us generally arises from the abuse of it."

That which renders life burdensome to us generally arises from the abuse of it.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Temperance and labor are the two best physicians of man; labor sharpens the appetite, and temperance prevents from indulging to excess"

Temperance and labor are the two best physicians of man; labor sharpens the appetite, and temperance prevents from indulging to excess



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing."

Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "As soon as any man says of the affairs of the State "What does it matter to me?" the State may be given up for lost."

As soon as any man says of the affairs of the State "What does it matter to me?" the State may be given up for lost.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Consolation indiscreetly pressed upon us, when we are suffering undue affliction, only serves to increase our pain, and to render our grief more poignant."

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 Quotes: "Luxury either comes of riches or makes them necessary; it corrupts at once rich and poor, the rich by possession and the poor by covetousness."

Luxury either comes of riches or makes them necessary; it corrupts at once rich and poor, the rich by possession and the poor by covetousness.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Patience patience quotes is bitter, but its fruit is sweet."

Patience patience quotes is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.



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: "One may live tranquilly in a dungeon; but does life consist in living quietly?"

One may live tranquilly in a dungeon; but does life consist in living quietly?



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "Great men never make bad use of their superiority. They see it and feel it and are not less modest. The more they have, the more they know their own deficiencies."

Great men never make bad use of their superiority. They see it and feel it and are not less modest. The more they have, the more they know their own deficiencies.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described."

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



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time in order to save it."

The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time in order to save it.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Reason deceives us; conscience, never."

Reason deceives us; conscience, never.



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

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



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "God made me and broke the mold."

God made me and broke the mold.



Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes: "If I am part of a group of 100 people, do 99 people have the right to sentence me to death, just because they are majority?"

If I am part of a group of 100 people, do 99 people have the right to sentence me to death, just because they are majority?