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 :: 1712-1778, Swiss Political Philosopher, Educationist, Essayist

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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 - [Heroes and Heroism]

 

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How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau - [Heroes and Heroism]

 

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I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described.
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau - [Enjoyment]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Let the trumpet of the day of judgment sound when it will, I shall appear with this book in my hand before the Sovereign Judge, and cry with a loud voice, This is my work, there were my thoughts, and thus was I. I have freely told both the good and the bad, have hid nothing wicked, added nothing good.
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau - [Confession]

 

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Man is born free, yet he is everywhere in chains.
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau - [Freedom]

 

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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 - [Money]

 

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Most nations, as well as people are impossible only in their youth; they become incorrigible as they grow older.
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau - [Nations]

 

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

 

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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 - [Heart]

 

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Our affections as well as our bodies are in perpetual flux.
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau - [Love]

 

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Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau - [Evil]

 

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Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what that is.
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau - [Goodness]

 

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

 

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People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau - [Speakers and Speaking]

 

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Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau - [Marriage]

 

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