Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Born: June 28, 1712

Died: July 2, 1778

Nationality: French

Occupation: Philosopher

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: Mais avec quelque talent qu'on puisse être né, l'art d'écrire ne s'apprend pas tout d'un coup. Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1770), Book VIII

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Source/Notes: Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1770), Book I
Source/Notes: The Confessions (1996 edition), Wordsworth Editions - ISBN: 9781853264658

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Source/Notes: Les injures sont les raisons de ceux qui ont tort. As quoted in "Dictionnaire de maximes" by L.J. Mabire, 1830, p. 293