To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Most nations, as well as people are impossible only in their youth; they become incorrigible...
We do not know what is really good or bad fortune.
True Christians are made to be slaves, and they know it and do not mind;...
I may be no better, but at least I am different.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in shackles.
The body politic, as well as the human body, begins to die as soon as...
To write a good love letter, you ought to begin without knowing what you mean...
We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason....
However great a man's natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned...
At sixteen, the adolescent knows about suffering because he himself has suffered, but he barely...
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
Fame is but the breath of people, and that often unwholesome.
War then, is a relation - not between man and man: but between state and...
Free people, remember this maxim: We may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if...
Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.
Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all...
Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor liberty to purchase power.