Jacques Rousseau

1712 - 1778

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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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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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on country and people

At length I recollected the thoughtless saying of a great princess, who, on being informed that the country people had no bread, replied, "Let them eat cake".

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on purpose and time

One loses all the time which he might employ to better purpose.

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