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Biography - Jean-Jacques Rousseau:

Genevan philosopher, writer and composer.
Born: 1712 - Died: 1778
Period:
18th century
Place of birth: Switzerland
Switzerland

There is only one science to teach to children. It is that of man's duties.




Translation

Translation

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French
Il n’y a qu’une science à enseigner aux enfants : c’est celle des devoirs de l’homme.

German
Nur in einer einzigen Wissenschaft muss man die Kinder unterweisen, in der Wissenschaft von den Pflichten des Menschen.




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Quotes for: science


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Quotes about science:


Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.
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Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
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Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature.
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A theory which is not refutable by any conceivable event is non-scientific. Irrefutability is not a virtue of a theory (as people often think) but a vice.
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Quotes for: duty


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Quotes for: duty


I know of only one duty, and that is to love.
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Love is a better teacher than duty.
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Among the special duties to others, the first is Truthfulness in speech and action.
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Freedom is not constituted primarily of privilege but of responsibilities.
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It is much easier to obey your superior than to command yourself; and when you can do whatever you want, it's not easy to want only what you have to.
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Freedom has been wholly interpreted as a right, as a thing which people are entitled to claim, whereas what it really is above all is an obligation and a duty.
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Quotes for: Man


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Quotes about man, all human beings:


No man is weak by choice.
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Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.
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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.
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Man is the future of man.
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
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We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
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Quotes for: child


All grown-ups were once children (but only few of them remember it).
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We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
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If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
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What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
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Mature manhood: that means to have rediscovered the seriousness one had as a child at play.
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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.
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Where all is well, there is no such thing as injustice. Justice and goodness are inseparable.
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Obedience to the law one has prescribed for oneself is freedom.
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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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