Jean Jacques Rousseau
Genevan philosopher, writer and composer (1712–1778)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer. His political philosophy influenced the progress of the Age of Enlightenment throughout Europe, as well as aspects of the French Revolution and the development of modern political, economic, and educational thought.
Jean Jacques Rousseau Quotes
Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.
Women, in general, are not attracted to art at all, nor knowledge, and not at all to genius.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Taste is, so to speak, the microscope of the judgment.
The right of conquest has no foundation other than the right of the strongest.
Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.
The mechanism she employs is much more powerful than ours, for all her levers move the human heart.
The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms his strength into right, and obedience into duty.
Hatred, as well as love, renders its votaries credulous.
The body politic, like the human body, begins to die from its birth, and bears in itself the causes of its destruction.
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