Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

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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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Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.

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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?

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

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You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one.

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Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.

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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.

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

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau — quotes and aphorisms

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

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The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.

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

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Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

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