Jean Jacques Rousseau Quotes

True Christians are made to be slaves, and they know it and do not mind; this short life counts for too little in their eyes.

I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery.

We pity in others only those evils which we have ourselves experienced.

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions are the voice of the body.

At sixteen, the adolescent knows about suffering because he himself has suffered, but he barely know that other being also suffer; seeing without feeling is not knowledge.

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

I feel an indescribable ecstasy and delirium in melting, as it were, into the system of beings, in identifying myself with the whole of nature.

In all the ills which befall us, we look more at the intention than the effect. A tile which falls from the house may hurt more, but does not vex us so much as a stone thrown designedly by an ill-natured hand.

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