Jacques Rousseau

1712 - 1778

A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau

My liveliest delight is in having conquered myself.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on life and risk

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Every man has a right to risk his own life for the preservation of it.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

Source: The Social Contract, 1762

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on faith, performance, and promises

He who is the most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in the performance of it.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on behavior, citizenship, civil rights, equality, judgment, justice, laws, liberty, men, politics, reason, and rules

It is to law alone that men owe justice and liberty. It is this salutary organ, of the will of all which establishes in civil rights the natural equality between men. It is this celestial voice which dictates to each citizen the precepts of public reason, and teaches him to act according to the rules of his own judgment and not to behave inconsistently with himself. It is with this voice alone that political leaders should speak when. they command.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on liberty, losing, maxims, and people

Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on falsehood and truth

Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on life

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Living is not breathing but doing.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on good

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Everything is good when it leaves the hands of the Creator; everything degenerates in the hands of man.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on good and laws

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Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on duty and gratitude

Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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