The mechanism she employs is much more powerful than ours, for all her levers move the human heart.
Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.
He who pretends to look upon death without fear, lies
Force does not constitute right...obedience is due only to legitimate powers.
Source: The Social Contract, 1762
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 endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to know.
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.
The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time in order to save it
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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