Jacques Rousseau

1712 - 1778

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 life

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The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on beginning, birth, body, death, and destruction

The body politic, like the human body, begins to die from its birth, and bears in itself the causes of its destruction.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

Source: The Social Contract, 1762

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on people and silence

Universal silence must be taken to imply the consent of the people.

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Source: Du Contrat Social

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on christ, god, jesus, and philosophy

Socrates died like a philosopher; Jesus Christ died like a God.

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