Jacques Rousseau

1712 - 1778

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

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

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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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.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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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.

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 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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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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