34 Remarkable Jean Jacques Rousseau Quotes

34 Remarkable Jean Jacques Rousseau Quotes

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a writer, composer, and philosopher from the Republic of Geneva. His political beliefs greatly influenced the French Revolution because of his desire for sociological development. Some of his most famous works of literature are Julie, The Social Contract, and Discourse on Inequality. He died on July 2, 1778 at the age of 66.

“A born king is a very rare being.”

“A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.”

“Accent is the soul of language; it gives to it both feeling and truth.”

“All my misfortunes come of having thought too well of my fellows.”

“All that time is lost which might be better employed.”

“An honest man nearly always thinks justly.”

“As soon as any man says of the affairs of the State “What does it matter to me?” the State may be given up for lost.”

“Every artists wants to be applauded.”

“Every person has a right to risk their own life for the preservation of it.”

“Everything is good as it comes from the hands of the Maker of the world, but degenerates once it gets into the hands of man.”

“Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.”

“Finance is a slave’s word.”

“Hatred, as well as love, renders its votaries credulous.”

“He thinks like a philosopher, but governs like a king.”

“I have entered on an enterprise which is without precedent, and will have no imitator. I propose to show my fellows a man as nature made him, and this man shall be myself.”

“I have never thought, for my part, that man’s freedom consists in his being able to do whatever he wills, but that he should not, by any human power, be forced to do what is against his

“I say to myself: “Who are you to measure infintite power?”

“It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.”

“Laws are always useful to those who possess and vexatious to those who have nothing.”

“Liberty may be gained, but can never be recovered.”

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

“Once you teach people to say what they do not understand, it is easy enough to get them to say anything you like.”

“Or, rather, let us be more simple and less vain.”

“Our will is always for own good, but we do not always see what that is; the people never is never corrupt, but it is often deceived..”

“Remorse sleeps during a prosperous period but wakes up in adversity.”

“The thirst after happiness is never extinguished in the heart of man.”

“The truth brings no man a fortune.”

“There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.”

“To be sane in a world of madman is in itself madness.”

“To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even it’s duties.”

“Trust your heart rather than your head.”

“Truth is an homage that the good man pays to his own dignity.”

“Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it means one always has some battle to wage against oneself.”

“What good would it be to possess the whole universe if one were its only survivor?”