Jacques Rousseau

1712 - 1778

A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on happiness and heart

The thirst after happiness is never extinguished in the heart of a man.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on commitment, injustice, and suffering

Rather suffer an injustice than commit one.

[Also quoted as  Yiddish proverb]

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on kindness and wisdom

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on art, genius, knowledge, and women

Women, in general, are not attracted to art at all, nor knowledge, and not at all to genius.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau

Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on heart

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The mechanism she employs is much more powerful than ours, for all her levers move the human heart.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on books, education, and existence

There exists one book, which, to my taste, furnishes the happiest treatise of natural education. What then is this marvelous book? Is it Aristotle? Is it Pliny, is it Buffon? No-it is Robinson Crusoe.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on custom and opposites

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

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on death, fear, and lies

He who pretends to look upon death without fear, lies

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on force and obedience

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

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

Source: The Social Contract, 1762

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