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.

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Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

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

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What wisdom can you find that is greater than 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.

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