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Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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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

Quote

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



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.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Du Contrat Social ou Principes du droit politique

German
Der Gehorsam gegenüber dem Gesetz, das man sich vorgeschrieben hat, ist Freiheit.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Vom Gesellschaftsvertrag oder Prinzipien des Staatsrechtes




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Where all is well, there is no such thing as injustice. Justice and goodness are inseparable.”
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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.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education
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There is only one science to teach to children. It is that of man's duties.”
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