Jacques Rousseau

1712 - 1778

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.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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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 country and people

At length I recollected the thoughtless saying of a great princess, who, on being informed that the country people had no bread, replied, "Let them eat cake".

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on purpose and time

One loses all the time which he might employ to better purpose.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on children, learning, and needs

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

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on existence, feeling, and senses

To live is not merely to breathe: it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties-of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence.

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