Little privations are easily endured when the heart is better treated than the body
Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau
It is a mania shared by philosophers of all ages to deny what exists and...
We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason....
Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.
I may be no better, but at least I am different.
Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.
Ordinary readers, forgive my paradoxes: one must make them when one reflects; and whatever you...
Force does not constitute right... obedience is due only to legitimate powers.
He who is most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in performance...
Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right...
Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.
Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to...
Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.
It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized...
An honest man nearly always thinks justly.
We should not teach children the sciences; but give them a taste for them.
All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows.
Do I dare set forth here the most important, the most useful rule of all...
Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.