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The Best Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes

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    What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? Wisdom

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    Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves. Truth

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    Man is born free, yet he is everywhere in chains. Freedom

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    Great men never make bad use of their superiority. They see it and feel it and are not less modest. The more they have, the more they know their own deficiencies. Greatness

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    Nothing is less in our power than the heart, and far from commanding we are forced to obey it. Heart

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    The person who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance. Integrity

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    A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue. Freedom

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    Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong. Insults

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    Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid. Adversity

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    I have suffered too much in this world not to hope for another. Suffering

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    Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million. Money

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

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

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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. Age and Aging

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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. Education

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

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    Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect. Gratitude

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    People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little. Speakers and Speaking

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    Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken. Judgment and Judges

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    Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to save it. Life and Living

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    Cities are the abyss of the human species. Uncategorised

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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. Secrets

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    Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse. Laughter

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

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    Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards. Heroes and Heroism

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    It is not the criminal things that are hardest to confess, but the ridiculous and the shameful. Confession

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    To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to know. Adversity

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    Our greatest evils flow from ourselves. Evil

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    With children use force; with men reason; such is the natural order of things. The wise man requires no law. Correction

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

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    Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Patience

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

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    As long as there are rich people in the world, they will be desirous of distinguishing themselves from the poor. Wealth

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    I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different. Uniqueness

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    All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows. Misfortunes

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    Our affections as well as our bodies are in perpetual flux. Love

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    To live is not breathing it is action. Life and Living

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

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    A feeble body weakens the mind. Health

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    The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time in order to save it Children

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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. Birth

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    Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves. Virtue

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    The English think they are free. They are free only during the election of members of parliament. Freedom

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    We do not know what is really good or bad fortune. Fortune

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    Fame is but the breath of people, and that often unwholesome. Fame

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

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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. Men

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    Base souls have no faith in great individuals. Faith

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    Childhood is the sleep of reason. Children

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    The English people believes itself to be free; it is gravely mistaken; it is free only during election of members of parliament; as soon as the members are elected, the people is enslaved; it is nothing. In the brief moment of its freedom, the English people makes such a use of that freedom that it deserves to lose it. Election

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