Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

He who is most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in performance of it.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Liberty is obedience to the law which one has laid down for oneself.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Childhood is the sleep of reason.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

An honest man nearly always thinks justly.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Watch a cat when it enters a room for the first time. It searches and smells about, it is not quiet for a moment, it trusts nothing until it has examined and made acquaintance with everything.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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?

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

At sixteen, the adolescent knows about suffering because he himself has suffered, but he barely knows that other beings also suffer.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Temperance and labor are the two best physicians of man; labor sharpens the appetite, and temperance prevents from indulging to excess.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Liberty is obedience to the law which one has laid down for oneself

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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