Jacques Rousseau

1712 - 1778

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.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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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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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 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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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on children, order, and time

The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time in order to save it

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on duty, obedience, and strength

The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms his strength into right, and obedience into duty.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on democracy and existence

In the strict sense of the term, a true democracy has never existed, and never will exist.

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