Jean Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Geneva, 1712  - Ermenonville, 2 July 1778) was a major Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the Enlightenment, whose political philosophy influenced the French Revolution and the development of liberal, conservative, and socialist theory. With his Confessions, Reveries of a Solitary Walker, and other writings, he invented modern autobiography and encouraged a new focus on the building of subjectivity that bore fruit in the work of thinkers as diverse as Hegel and Freud. His novel Julie, ou la nouvelle Heloese was one of the best-selling fictional works of the eighteenth century and of great importance to the development of romanticism. He also made important contributions to music as a theorist and a composer, and was reburied alongside other French national heroes in the Pantheon in Paris, sixteen years after his death, in 1794

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Accent is the soul of language it gives to it both feeling and truth.
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.
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.
God makes all things good; man meddles with them and they become evil.
Happiness a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty.
The world of reality has its limits the world of imagination is boundless.
To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to know.
To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties. For he who renounces everything no indemnity is possible. Such a renunciation is incompatible with man's nature to remove all liberty from his will is to remove all morality from his acts.
Your first appearance, he said to me, is the gauge by which you will be measured try to manage that you may go beyond yourself in after times, but beware of ever doing less.
Your first appearance, he said to me, is the gauge by which you will be measured; try to manage that you may go beyond yourself in after times, but beware of ever doing less.

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