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]

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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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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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on force and government

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.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on good and love

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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.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on imagination, limits, reality, and world

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on hope, suffering, and world

I have suffered too much in this world not to hope for another.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on men, modesty, and superiority

Great men never make bad use of their superiority; they see it, and feel it, and are not less modest. The more they have, the more they know their own deficiencies.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on driving, reverie, senses, soul, and water

As evening approached, I came down from the heights of the island, and I liked then to go and sit on the shingle in some secluded spot by the lake; there the noise of the waves and the movement of the water, taking hold of my senses and driving all other agitation from my soul, would plunge me into delicious reverie in which night often stole upon me unawares.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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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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