Jacques Rousseau

1712 - 1778

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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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.

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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 difficulty and life

It is too difficult to think nobly when one only thinks to get a living.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on happiness and heart

The thirst after happiness is never extinguished in the heart of man

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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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