As soon as public service ceases to be the chief business of the citizens, and they would rather serve with their money than with their persons, the State is not far from its fall.
Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau
The first step towards vice is to shroud innocent actions in mystery, and whoever likes...
Most nations, as well as people are impossible only in their youth; they become incorrigible...
Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it....
He who is most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in performance...
Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
The person who has lived the most is not the one who has lived the...
I only see clearly what I remember.
Our affections as well as our bodies are in perpetual flux.
The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the...
Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.
We pity in others only the those evils which we ourselves have experienced.
I undertake the same project as Montaigne, but with an aim contrary to his own:...
We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life;...
War then, is a relation - not between man and man: but between state and...
Money is the seed of money.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
We do not know what is really good or bad fortune.
It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized...