Everything is good when it leaves the hands of the Creator; everything degenerates in the hands of man.
Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)
Contributed by: Zaady
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.
Supreme happiness consists in self-content.
Hatred, as well as love, renders its votaries credulous.
The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences.
The body politic, like the human body, begins to die from its birth, and bears in itself the causes of its destruction.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
Source: The Social Contract, 1762
Universal silence must be taken to imply the consent of the people.
Source: Du Contrat Social
Socrates died like a philosopher; Jesus Christ died like a God.
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