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Man is born free, yet he is everywhere in chains. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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I have suffered too much in this world not to hope for another. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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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. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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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. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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The person who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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The thirst after happiness is never extinguished in the heart of man. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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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. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Our greatest evils flow from ourselves. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

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It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Cities are the abyss of the human species. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to save it. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

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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. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

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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. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

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

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

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Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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The truth brings no man a fortune.

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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. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

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Our affections as well as our bodies are in perpetual flux. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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To live is not breathing it is action. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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The greatest braggarts are usually the biggest cowards. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions of the body. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

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

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Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Slaves lose everything in their chains, even the desire of escaping from them. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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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. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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A feeble body weakens the mind. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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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. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Childhood is the sleep of reason. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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We pity in others only the those evils which we ourselves have experienced. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

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Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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We do not know what is really good or bad fortune. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Base souls have no faith in great individuals. Jean-Jacques Rousseau