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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

The only way to avoid error is ignorance.



Note 

Note



"Since the more men know, the more they deceive themselves, the only way to avoid error is ignorance."


Source: Emile, or On Education



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Le seul moyen d'éviter l'erreur est l'ignorance.

German
Das einzige Mittel, den Irrtum zu vermeiden, ist die Unwissenheit.




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See also...






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I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.





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Without music, life would be a mistake.





Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.





To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.











Quotes for: ignorance


Quotes

Quotes about ignorance:


The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.





Ignorance is the mother of all evils.





I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance.





Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
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To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.





Ignorance is not lack of intelligence, nor knowledge a proof of genius.











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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.





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





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.












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