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Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)
French political philosopher [more author details]
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As soon as any man says of the affairs of the State "What does it matter to me?" the State may be given up for lost.
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Jean Jacques Rousseau
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
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Jean Jacques Rousseau
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.
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Jean Jacques Rousseau
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
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Jean Jacques Rousseau
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
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Jean Jacques Rousseau
To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties. For he who renounces everything no indemnity is possible. Such a renunciation is incompatible with man's nature; to remove all liberty from his will is to remove all morality from his acts.
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Jean Jacques Rousseau
Your first appearance, he said to me, is the gauge by which you will be measured; try to manage that you may go beyond yourself in after times, but beware of ever doing less.
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Jean Jacques Rousseau
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
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Jean Jacques Rousseau, Emile, 1762
Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.
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Jean Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract
The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty.
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Jean Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract, 1762

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