Jean Jacques Rousseau Quotes
Jean Jacques Rousseau
French political philosopher (1712 - 1778)
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Days of absence, sad and dreary, Clothed in sorrow's dark array, Days of absence, I am weary; She I love is far away.
Categorized under Absence
To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to kn
Categorized under Adversity
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
Categorized under Liberty
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Your first appearance, he said to me, is the gauge by which you will be measured; try to manage that you may go beyond yourself in after times, but beware of ever doing less.
God makes all things good; man meddles with them and they become evil.
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.
The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences.
One loses all the time which he might employ to better purpose.
Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.
Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.
The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time in order to save it