Jacques Rousseau

1712 - 1778

A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on children, learning, and needs

To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to know.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on existence, feeling, and senses

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.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on children, order, and time

The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time in order to save it

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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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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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