Ordinary readers, forgive my paradoxes: one must make them when one reflects; and whatever you may say, I prefer being a man with paradoxes than a man with prejudices.
Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau
Jean Jacques Rousseau Quotes
Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions are the voice of the body
Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to...
I undertake the same project as Montaigne, but with an aim contrary to his own:...
I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described.
We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life;...
You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no...
Truth is no road to fortune
One is only happy before he is happy
Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.
Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right...
War then, is a relation - not between man and man: but between state and...
The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally...
What wisdom can find that is greater than kindness?
I hate books; they only teach us to talk about things we know nothing about.
Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.
It is a mania shared by philosophers of all ages to deny what exists and...
The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years...
Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what...