Famous Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

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

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

The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences.

How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?

A feeble body weakens the mind.

Every man has a right to risk his own life for the preservation of it.

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

When something an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.

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

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

We should not teach children the sciences; but give them a taste for them.

Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what that is.

It is a mania shared by philosophers of all ages to deny what exists and to explain what does not exist.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?

No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.

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