Jean Jacques Rousseau Quotes

It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

The world of reality has its limits.. view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

I hate books.. view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

However great a man's natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?.. view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage.. view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

The English think they are free. They are free only during the election of members of parliament... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

The first step towards vice is to shroud innocent actions in mystery, and whoever likes to conceal something sooner or later has reason to conceal it... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

The body politic, as well as the human body, begins to die as soon as it is born, and carries itself the causes of its destruction... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what that is... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Our greatest evils flow from ourselves... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Our affections as well as our bodies are in perpetual flux... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Nature never deceives us.. view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Most nations, as well as people are impossible only in their youth.. view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in shackles... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time in order to save it... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Plant and your spouse plants with you.. view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

The English are predisposed to pride, the French to vanity... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

When something an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

We should not teach children the sciences.. view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

We pity in others only the those evils which we ourselves have experienced... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

We do not know what is really good or bad fortune... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

We are born weak, we need strength.. view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to know... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Force does not constitute right... obedience is due only to legitimate powers... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil... view

By: Jean Jacques Rousseau