Jacques Rousseau

1712 - 1778

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.

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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.

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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.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on contentment and happiness

Supreme happiness consists in self-content.

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