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A list of the best Jean-Jacques Rousseau quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Jean-Jacques Rousseau quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Jean-Jacques Rousseau quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Jean-Jacques Rousseau should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Jean-Jacques Rousseau quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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    What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?

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    A man says what he knows, a woman says what will please.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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    Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.

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

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

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    Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.

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    Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.

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

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

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    There are two things to be considered with regard to any scheme. In the first place, Is it good in itself? In the second, Can it be easily put into practice?

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

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    Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.

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    We pity in others only the those evils which we ourselves have experienced.

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

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

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    Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions of the body.

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

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    Let the trumpet of the day of judgment sound when it will, I shall appear with this book in my hand before the Sovereign Judge, and cry with a loud voice, This is my work, there were my thoughts, and thus was I. I have freely told both the good and the bad, have hid nothing wicked, added nothing good.

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

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    Childhood is the sleep of reason.

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    Cities are the abyss of the human species.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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    The greatest braggarts are usually the biggest cowards.

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    Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

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

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    Whoever blushes confesses guilt, true innocence never feels shame.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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