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Jean-Jacques Rousseau (born in Geneva, Republic of Geneva, died in Ermenonville, Kingdom of France) was a famous Philosopher from France, who lived between June 28, 1712 and July 2, 1778. He became 66 years old.

Biography

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (born 28 June 1712 in Geneva, Switzerland - died 2 July 1778 in Paris, France) was a Swiss-French philosopher and musician from the Enlightenment. He came in opposition to the contemporary tendency to flat-bottomed sense growing and appeared to be natural and emotion Apostle. He was thus a key encoder for Romanticism.

Rousseau formulated the principle of popular sovereignty and called for the natural human rights (cf. You Contrat Social 1862). This was fundamental importance for the French revolution broke out 11 years after his death. His rejuvenation and upward adjustment of the sight of the child and childhood (cf. Emile ou De l'Education, 1862) have huge implications for the future valuation of childhood. His undogmatic religious views that were based on his heartfelt and groundbreaking feeling for nature and context of Altet also gained immeasurable significance: "Keep your soul in such a state that you always want that there is a God, you will never get to doubt that, "Rousseau was an essential prerequisite for such Sturm und Drang movement in German forty oman policy.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 56 quotes who is written / told by Jean-Jacques, under the main topic Marriage.

Related authors: Voltaire

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Jacques_Rousseau

Famous quotes by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (56)


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"No man has any natural authority over his fellow men"
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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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"The body politic, as well as the human body, begins to die as soon as it is born, and carries itself the causes of its destruction"
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"Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it"
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"The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless"
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"No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another"
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"The first step towards vice is to shroud innocent actions in mystery, and whoever likes to conceal something sooner or later has reason to conceal it"
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"You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one"
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"Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing"
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"When something an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it"
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"What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?"
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"We should not teach children the sciences; but give them a taste for them"
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"We pity in others only the those evils which we ourselves have experienced"
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"We do not know what is really good or bad fortune"
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"We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life; born a human being, and born a man"
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"We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man's estate, is the gift of education"
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"Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well"
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"Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases"
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"Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity"
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"Religious persecutors are not believers, they are rascals"
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"Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger"
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"People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little"
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"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet"
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"Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what that is"
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"Our greatest evils flow from ourselves"
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"It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can"
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"It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living"
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"It is a mania shared by philosophers of all ages to deny what exists and to explain what does not exist"
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"Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong"
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"I undertake the same project as Montaigne, but with an aim contrary to his own: for he wrote his Essays only for others, and I write my reveries only for myself"
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"I only see clearly what I remember"
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"I may be no better, but at least I am different"
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"I long remained a child, and I am still one in many respects"
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"I have resolved on an enterprise that has no precedent and will have no imitator. I want to set before my fellow human beings a man in every way true to nature; and that man will be myself"
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"I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described"
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"I hate books; they only teach us to talk about things we know nothing about"
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"However great a man's natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once"
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"How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?"
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"Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards"
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"Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion"
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"Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect"
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"God made me and broke the mold"
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"Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost"
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"Force does not constitute right... obedience is due only to legitimate powers"
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"Fame is but the breath of people, and that often unwholesome"
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"Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being"
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"Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide?"
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"Every man has a right to risk his own life for the preservation of it"
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"Do I dare set forth here the most important, the most useful rule of all education? It is not to save time, but to squander it"
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"Childhood is the sleep of reason"
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"Base souls have no faith in great individuals"
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"Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil"
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"All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows"
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"Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death"
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"A feeble body weakens the mind"
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"Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone"


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