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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 Education  






Obedience to the law one has prescribed for oneself is freedom.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Of the Social Contract, or Principles of Political Right  






It is in man's heart that the life of nature's spectacle exists; to see it, one must feel it.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education  






There is no happiness without courage, nor virtue without struggle.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education  






Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau  






Confidence raises the soul.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education  






There is only one science to teach to children. It is that of man's duties.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education  






Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Of the Social Contract, or Principles of Political Right  






The man who has lived the most is not he who has counted the most years but he who has most felt life.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education  






The kind of happiness I want consists, not so much in doing what I wish, as in not doing what I don't wish.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau  






The only way to avoid error is ignorance.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education  






To make another happy, is to deserve to be happy one's self.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau  






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 Men  






Accent is the soul of language; it gives to it both feeling and truth.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education  






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.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education  






Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions are the voice of the body.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education  






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






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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