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Jean Jacques Rousseau

Leave those vain moralists, my friend, and return to the depth of your soul: that is where you will always rediscover the source of the sacred fire which so often inflamed us with love of the sublime virtues; that is where you will see the eternal image of true beauty, the contemplation of which inspires us with a holy enthusiasm. (La Nouvelle Heloise)
Ethics And Morality | Jean Jacques Rousseau quote

Man was born free, and everywhere he is in chains (Du Contrat social)
Men | Jean Jacques Rousseau quote

People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Philosophy | Jean Jacques Rousseau quote

War then is a relation not between man and man, but between State and State, and individuals are enemies only accidentally, not as men, nor as citizens, but as soldiers; not as members of their country, but as its defenders.
War | Jean Jacques Rousseau quote

The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Suffering | Jean Jacques Rousseau quote

Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.
Happiness | Jean Jacques Rousseau quote

The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty.
Strength | Jean Jacques Rousseau quote

As soon as any man says of the affairs of the State 'What does it matter to me?' the State may be given up for lost.
Jean Jacques Rousseau quote


French philosopher, wrote specifically on politics. Lived 1712 - 1778.

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Politics, Philosopher, Wrote, Specifically, French
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