Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.
Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau
Jean Jacques Rousseau Quotes
War then, is a relation - not between man and man: but between state and...
What wisdom can find that is greater than kindness?
Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.
Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.
To write a good love letter, you ought to begin without knowing what you mean...
We do not know what is really good or bad fortune.
I hate books; they only teach us to talk about what we don't know.
The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years...
You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no...
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make...
The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
I undertake the same project as Montaigne, but with an aim contrary to his own:...
Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions are the voice of the body
Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.
Most nations, as well as people are impossible only in their youth; they become incorrigible...
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in shackles.
Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.
Love has the power that dispels death; charm that conquers the enemy.
They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death...
Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in...