Force does not constitute right...obedience is due only to legitimate powers.
Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)
Source: The Social Contract, 1762
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
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.
In the strict sense of the term, a true democracy has never existed, and never will exist.
Provided a man is not mad, he can be cured of every folly but vanity.
Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.
Taste is, so to speak, the microscope of the judgment.
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