Jacques Rousseau

1712 - 1778

A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on death, fear, and lies

He who pretends to look upon death without fear, lies

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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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 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 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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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on vanity

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Provided a man is not mad, he can be cured of every folly but vanity.

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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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