We do not know what is really good or bad fortune.
The English think they are free. They are free only during the election of members of parliament.
Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.
Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide?
Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one.
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.
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.
Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau — quotes and aphorisms
I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described.
The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.