Jean Jacques Rousseau Quotes

What wisdom can find that is greater than kindness?

Jean Jacques Rousseau

I also realized that the philosophers, far from ridding me of my vain doubts, only multiplied the doubts that tormented me and failed to remove any one of them. So I chose another guide and said, Let me follow the Inner Light; it will not lead me so far astray as others have done, or if it does it will be my own fault, and I shall not go so far wrong if I follow my own illusions as if I trusted to their deceits

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Whoever blushes confesses guilt, true innocence never feels shame.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Force does not constitute right... obedience is due only to legitimate powers.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Most nations, as well as people are impossible only in their youth; they become incorrigible as they grow older.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

A man who is not a fool can rid himself of every folly except vanity.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

A feeble body weakens the mind.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Slaves lose everything in their chains, even the desire of escaping from them.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Endurance and to be able to endure is the first lesson a child should learn because itís the one they will most need to know.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what that is.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.

Jean Jacques Rousseau
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