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The Best Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes

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

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

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

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    A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue. 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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    I have suffered too much in this world not to hope for another. Suffering

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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    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 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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    Our greatest evils flow from ourselves. Evil

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    Cities are the abyss of the human species. Uncategorised

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

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

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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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    There is an excess of austerity and excess of indulgence: both should be equally avoided.

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    The truth brings no man a fortune.

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

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

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

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

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

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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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    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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    A feeble body weakens the mind. Health

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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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    Base souls have no faith in great individuals. Faith

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

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

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

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    The greatest braggarts are usually the biggest cowards. Coward and Cowardice

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    Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone. Marriage

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    The English are predisposed to pride, the French to vanity. Nationalities and Nationalism

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    Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Patience

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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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    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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