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Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Francophone Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century.
Born: June 28, 1712, Geneva, Switzerland
Died: July 2, 1778, Ermenonville, France

 

People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.

Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

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

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?

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

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

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

A feeble body weakens the mind.

Freedom is the power to choose our own chains.

Our greatest misfortunes come to us from ourselves.

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?

No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.

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

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

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

I may not be better than other people, but at least I’m different.

Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.

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

A feeble body weakens the mind.

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

We should not teach children the sciences; but give them a taste for them.

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

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