The thirst after happiness is never extinguished in the heart of a man.
Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)
Contributed by: Zaady
Rather suffer an injustice than commit one.[Also quoted as Yiddish proverb]
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.
Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.
He who pretends to look upon death without fear, lies
Force does not constitute right...obedience is due only to legitimate powers.
Source: The Social Contract, 1762
Government originated in the attempt to find a form of association that defends and protects the person and property of each with the common force of all.
To write a good love letter, you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say, and to finish without knowing what you have written.
The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless
I have suffered too much in this world not to hope for another.
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