Jean-Jacques Rousseau Biography

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Philosopher
Occup.Philosopher
FromFrance
BornJune 28, 1712
Geneva, Republic of Geneva
DiedJuly 2, 1778
Ermenonville, Kingdom of France
Aged66 years
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (born 28 June 1712 in Geneva, Switzerland - passed away 2 July 1778 in Paris, France) was a Swiss-French philosopher and also musician from the Enlightenment. He can be found in opposition to the contemporary propensity to flat-bottomed sense expanding and seemed all-natural and also feeling Apostle. He was thus a key encoder for Romanticism.

Rousseau formulated the concept of prominent sovereignty and called for the natural civils rights (cf. You Contrat Social 1862). This was basic value for the French change broke out 11 years after his fatality. His rejuvenation and upward modification of the sight of the youngster as well as childhood (cf. Emile ou De l'Education, 1862) have huge ramifications for the future evaluation of childhood. His undogmatic spiritual sights that were based on his genuine and revolutionary feeling for nature as well as context of Altet likewise gained countless importance: "Keep your soul in such a state that you constantly desire that there is a God, you will never ever get to question that, "Rousseau was a crucial prerequisite for such Sturm und Drang motion in German forty oman plan.

Our collection contains 56 quotes who is written / told by Jean-Jacques, under the main topic Marriage.

Related authors: Voltaire (Writer), Philo (Philosopher), Adam Smith (Economist), Alexander Herzen (Journalist), Michel de Montaigne (Philosopher), Jean-Paul Marat (Politician), Denis Diderot (Editor), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete)

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56 Famous quotes by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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