Zitat des Tages von Jean-Jacques Rousseau:
A feeble body weakens the mind.
God made me and broke the mold.
I may be no better, but at least I am different.
Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.
Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.
Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.
The English think they are free. They are free only during the election of members of parliament.
Do I dare set forth here the most important, the most useful rule of all education? It is not to save time, but to squander it.
It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.
Base souls have no faith in great individuals.
The English are predisposed to pride, the French to vanity.
Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million.
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.
Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.
All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows.
To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to know.
Every man has a right to risk his own life for the preservation of it.
Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards.
Our affections as well as our bodies are in perpetual flux.
It is a mania shared by philosophers of all ages to deny what exists and to explain what does not exist.
How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?
We do not know what is really good or bad fortune.
Force does not constitute right... obedience is due only to legitimate powers.
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.
Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.
I have resolved on an enterprise that has no precedent and will have no imitator. I want to set before my fellow human beings a man in every way true to nature; and that man will be myself.
It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can.
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.
I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described.
I hate books; they only teach us to talk about things we know nothing about.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being.
Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide?
Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.
When something an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.