Jacques Rousseau

1712 - 1778

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 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.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on contentment and happiness

Supreme happiness consists in self-content.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on credulity, hatred, and love

Hatred, as well as love, renders its votaries credulous.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on honesty

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An honest man nearly always thinks justly.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on insults

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Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on feeling, language, soul, and truth

Accent is the soul of language; it gives to it both feeling and truth.

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