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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

Obedience to the law one has prescribed for oneself is freedom.



Note 

Note




Source: Of the Social Contract, or Principles of Political Right

Wikisource - Rousseau - Du Contrat social éd. Beaulavon 1903 (fr) 




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
L'obéissance à la loi qu'on s'est prescrite est liberté.

German
Der Gehorsam gegenüber dem Gesetz, das man sich vorgeschrieben hat, ist Freiheit.




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Freedom is not constituted primarily of privilege but of responsibilities.




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Article I – Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions can be founded only on the common good.





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Quotes for: law


Quotes

Quotes for: law


Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.





There are two ways of contesting, the one by the law, the other by force; the first method is proper to men, the second to beasts.





Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.





People must help one another it is nature's law.





Article V – The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society. Anything which is not forbidden by the law cannot be impeded, and no one can be constrained to do what it does not order.





Article VI – The law is the expression of the general will. All the citizens have the right of contributing personally or through their representatives to its formation. It must be the same for all, either that it protects, or that it punishes. All the citizens, being equal in its eyes, are equally admissible to all public dignities, places and employments, according to their capacity and without distinction other than that of their virtues and of their talents.











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Jean-Jacques Rousseau also said...


Where all is well, there is no such thing as injustice. Justice and goodness are inseparable.





It is in man's heart that the life of nature's spectacle exists; to see it, one must feel it.





There is no happiness without courage, nor virtue without struggle.





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





Confidence raises the soul.





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












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