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  • What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
    (Jean-Jacques Rousseau)

  • Religious persecutors are not believers, they are rascals.
    (Jean-Jacques Rousseau)

  • Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.
    (Jean Jacques Rousseau)

  • 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.
    (Jean Jacques Rousseau)

  • It is a mania shared by philosophers of all ages to deny what exists and to explain what does not exist.
    (Jean-Jacques Rousseau)


  • 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.
    (Jean Jacques Rousseau)

  • 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.
    (Jean-Jacques Rousseau)

  • Everything is good when it leaves the hands of the Creator everything degenerates in the hands of man.
    (Jean Jacques Rousseau)

  • I hate books, for they only teach people to talk about what they don' t understand.
    (Jean Jacques Rousseau)

  • To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties
    (Jean Jacques Rousseau)

  • Taste is, so to speak, the microscope of judgment.
    (Jean Jacques Rousseau)

  • Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.
    (Jean Jacques Rousseau)

  • It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can.
    (Jean Jacques Rousseau)

  • Truth is no road to fortune.
    (Jean Jacques Rousseau)

  • 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.
    (Jean Jacques Rousseau)


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