Jacques Rousseau

1712 - 1778

A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on men and people

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People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on knowledge and women

A man speaks of what he knows, a woman of what pleases her: the one requires knowledge, the other taste.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on argument, heart, men, and women

Men will argue more philosophically about the human heart; but women will read the heart of man better than they.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on difficulty and money

Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on deception and nature

Nature never deceives us; it is always we who deceive ourselves.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on efficiency, expectation, failure, faith, good, joy, justice, soul, success, talent, words, and work

Remember the parable of talents-the story of the three servants who had received talents, five, two and one respectively? When their master returned they all gave account of their stewardship. The first two had doubled their capital. Each of them said so in sixteen words and their work was pronounced, "Well done, good and faithful servant." The third servant had accomplished absolutely nothing but his report took forty-three words, three times as long as each of the other two reports. Don't be like servant number three. Make good! Don't explain your failure! Do the thing you are expected to do! Then you won't have to explain why you didn't, couldn't, wouldn't, or shouldn't. Efficiency! That is the soul-satisfying joy of making good. Doing your work just a little better than anyone else gives you the margin of success. Making good required no explanation. Failure required forty-three words.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

Source: See Matthew 25:14–30

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on bitterness and patience

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on men, nations, and youth

Men and nations can only be reformed in their youth; they become incorrigible as they grow old.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on adversity, prosperity, and remorse

Remorse sleeps during a prosperous period but wakes up in adversity.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on conquest

The right of conquest has no foundation other than the right of the strongest.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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