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Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Biography : Genevan philosopher, writer and composer.
Born: 1712 - Died: 1778
Period:
18th century
Place of birth: Switzerland
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Where all is well, there is no such thing as injustice. Justice and goodness are inseparable.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On EducationTranslations available
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Obedience to the law one has prescribed for oneself is freedom.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Of the Social Contract, or Principles of Political RightTranslations available
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It is in man's heart that the life of nature's spectacle exists; to see it, one must feel it.
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There is no happiness without courage, nor virtue without struggle.
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Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.
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Confidence raises the soul.
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There is only one science to teach to children. It is that of man's duties.
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Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains.
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The man who has lived the most is not he who has counted the most years but he who has most felt life.
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The kind of happiness I want consists, not so much in doing what I wish, as in not doing what I don't wish.
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The only way to avoid error is ignorance.
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To make another happy, is to deserve to be happy one's self.
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I venture to declare that a state of reflection is a state contrary to nature, and that a thinking man is a depraved animal.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among MenTranslations available
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May I venture at this point to state the greatest, the most important, the most useful rule of education? It is: do not save time, but lose it.
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Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions are the voice of the body.
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Which was the most necessary, society already formed to invent languages, or languages already invented to form society?
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men
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The knowledge of death, and of its terrors, is one of the first acquisitions made by man, in consequence of his deviating from the animal state.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men
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