Jacques Rousseau

1712 - 1778

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 imagination, limits, reality, and world

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on hope, suffering, and world

I have suffered too much in this world not to hope for another.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on men, modesty, and superiority

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.

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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.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on virtue and war

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Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on judgment

Taste is, so to speak, the microscope of the judgment.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on excess and labor

Temperance and labor are the two best physicians of man; labor sharpens the appetite and temperance prevents from indulging to excess.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on philosophy

He thinks like a philosopher, but governs like a king.

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