Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes (296 quotes)
Emile: Or, On Education (1762)
Les Rêveries du promeneur solitaire (The Reveries of the Solitary Walker) (1776-1778)
“Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.”
Emile: Or, On Education (1762), Book IV
Du contrat social (The Social Contract), Book III. Ch. XII
The Social Contract, or Principles of Political Right (Du contrat social), 1762, Book II, Ch. 5 - The Right of Life and Death
“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?”
The Essential Writings of Rousseau (2013 edition), Modern Library - ISBN: 9780679645399
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJean-Jacques Rousseau
Born: June 28, 1712
Died: July 2, 1778 (aged 66)
Bio: Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of 18th-century Romanticism of French expression. His political philosophy influenced the French Revolution as well as the overall development of modern political, sociological and educational thought.