Free people, remember this maxim: We may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.
Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau
Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time...
I have resolved on an enterprise that has no precedent and will have no imitator....
The first step towards vice is to shroud innocent actions in mystery, and whoever likes...
I undertake the same project as Montaigne, but with an aim contrary to his own:...
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins...
True Christians are made to be slaves, and they know it and do not mind;...
Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.
One is only happy before he is happy
We do not know what is really good or bad fortune.
You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no...
An honest man nearly always thinks justly.
Cities are the abyss of the human species
At sixteen, the adolescent knows about suffering because he himself has suffered, but he barely...
Little privations are easily endured when the heart is better treated than the body
Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.
To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity...
God made me and broke the mold.
It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.
No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and...