Aphorisms by author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

An honest man nearly always thinks justly.
By theme : Morality Thought
An honest man nearly always thinks justly.
By theme : Psychology Thought
The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
By theme : Philosophy Psychology Reason
Force made the first slaves; their cowardice perpetuated slavery.
By theme : Society
He who is most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in performance of it.
By theme : Behavior
The science of government is only a science of combinations, of applications, and of exceptions, according to times, places and circumstances.
By theme : Science Society State
Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
By theme : Nature Psychology
The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty.
By theme : Politics Relations Society
Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions are the voice of the body.
By theme : Conscience
Men speak from knowledge, women from imagination.
By theme : Knowledge Men Women
Our greatest misfortunes come to us from ourselves.
By theme : Life
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
By theme : Childhood Reason
A bluestocking is the scourge of her husband, children, friends, servants, and every one.
By theme : Behavior Women
The empire of woman is an empire of softness, of address, of complacency. Her commands are caresses, her menaces are tears.
By theme : Women
Do not judge and you will never be mistaken.
By theme : Behavior Psychology Wisdom
Every blue-stocking will remain a spinster as long as there are sensible men on the earth.
By theme : Behavior Women
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
By theme : Liberty Society
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
By theme : Knowledge Wisdom
Insults are the arguments of those who have no arguments.
By theme : Behavior Wisdom
Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.
By theme : Liberty Thought Wisdom
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