Jean Jacques Rousseau Quotes (175 Quotes)





    There is a deportment, which suits the figure and talents of each person it is always lost when we quit to assume that of another.

    It is a mania shared by philosophers of all ages to deny what exists and to explain what does not exist.


    Although some member countries have signaled an interest in reducing the cartel's production output target of 28 million bd due to concerns of oversupply, a reduction is unlikely, in our view, given the current high crude oil prices, which have gained 5bbl this year primarily as a result of a geopolitical risk in Iran and Nigeria.

    No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another.

    Everything is good when it leaves the hands of the Creator everything degenerates in the hands of man.

    I hate books, for they only teach people to talk about what they don' t understand.

    To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties


    Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.

    It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can.


    There exists one book, which, to my taste, furnishes the happiest treatise of natural education. What then is this marvelous book Is it Aristotle Is it Pliny, is it Buffon No-it is Robinson Crusoe.

    The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.


    In the strict sense of the term, a true democracy has never existed, and never will exist.



    The person who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.




    However great a man's natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once.

    We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man's estate, is the gift of education.

    Using Valero's forecast and a 4.3 3-year historical average for this period, we estimate an incremental supply loss of about 260,000 bd over this 4-month period. Moreover, with much of the turnaround work expected to focus on the refineries' cat cracking units, a disproportionate amount of the production loss will likely be gasoline, reducing inventories (currently at historically average levels) ahead of the summer driving season.


    Most people believe that the longer you let these things go, the more likely you are to have something go wrong.


    Government originated in the attempt to find a form of association that defends and protects the person and property of each with the common force of all.

    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.

    With children use force with men reason such is the natural order of things. The wise man requires no law.


    Men will argue more philosophically about the human heart but women will read the heart of man better than they.


    We maintain our overweight rating on the integrated oil sector, believing that the stocks are only pricing in, on average, a 41-a-barrel crude oil price.

    Days of absence, sad and dreary, Clothed in sorrow's dark array, Days of absence, I am weary She I love is far away.


    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

    Nothing is less in our power than the heart, and far from commanding we are forced to obey it.


    Watch a cat when it enters a room for the first time. It searches and smells about, it is not quiet for a moment, it trusts nothing until it has examined and made acquaintance with everything.

    We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life; born a human being, and born a man.

    The body politic, as well as the human body, begins to die as soon as it is born, and carries itself the causes of its destruction.


    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

    Remember the parable of talentsthe story of the three servants who had received talents, five, two and one respectively When their master returned they all gave account of their stewardship. The first two had doubled their capital. Each of them said so in sixteen words and their work was pronounced, 'Well done, good and faithful servant.' The third servant had accomplished absolutely nothing but his report took forty-three words, three times as long as each of the other two reports. Dont be like servant number three. Make good Dont explain your failure Do the thing you are expected to do Then you wont have to explain why you didn't, couldnt, wouldnt, or shouldnt. Efficiency That is the soul-satisfying joy of making good. Doing your work just a little better than anyone else gives you the margin of success. Making good required no explanation. Failure required forty-three words.

    O love, if I regret the age when one savors you, it is not for the hour of pleasure, but for the one that follows it.



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