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Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

#bitter #fruit #sweet

People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

#know #little #men #much #people

I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery.

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau


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

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

#imagination #limits #reality #world

I am not made like any of those I have seen. I venture to believe that I am not made like any of those who are in existence. If I am not better, at least I am different.

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

#nonconformity #identity

Every person has a right to risk their own life for the preservation of it.

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

#wisdom #inspirational

To write a good love letter, you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say, and to finish without knowing what you have written.

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau


I would rather be a man of paradoxes than a man of prejudices.

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

#prejudice #education

It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

#earning #living #nobly #only #think

Everything is good as it comes from the hands of the Maker of the world, but degenerates once it gets into the hands of man

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau

#politics #society #political-philosophy

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Moreover Rousseau advocated the opinion that insofar as they lead people to virtue all religions are equally worthy and that people should therefore conform to the religion in which they have been brought up. Following the French Revolution other commentators fingered a potential danger of Rousseau’s project of realizing an “antique” conception of virtue amongst the citizenry in a modern world (e. Although in this state he deprives himself of some advantages which he got from nature he gains in return others so great his faculties are so stimulated and developed his ideas so extended his feelings so ennobled and his whole soul so uplifted that did not the abuses of this new condition often degrade him below that which he left he would be bound to bless continually the happy moment which took him from it for ever and instead of a stupid and unimaginative animal made him an intelligent being and a man.

Rousseau's novel Émile: or On Education is a treatise on the education of the whole person for citizenship. His sentimental novel Julie or the New Heloise was of importance to the development of pre-romanticism and romanticism in fiction. Rousseau's autobiographical writings—his Confessions which initiated the modern autobiography and his Reveries of a Solitary Walker—exemplified the late 18th-century movement known as the Age of Sensibility and featured an increased focus on subjectivity and introspection that later characterized modern writing.

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