Quotes by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Genevan philosopher, writer and composer. Born in Geneva, his political philosophy influenced the progress of the Enlightenment throughout Europe, as well as aspects of the French Revolution and the development of modern political and educational thought. He befriended fellow philosophy writer Denis Diderot in 1742, and would later write about Diderot's romantic troubles in his autobiography, Confessions.

Quotes by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.

Imagination
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Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.

Freedom
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Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.

Foolishness, Quotes to think about
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The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences.

Life, Experience, Age
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Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.

Happiness, Cooking
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Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

Patience
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Quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.

Imagination
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What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?

Kindness
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Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.

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Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.

Guilt
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