"It is a mania shared by philosophers of all ages to deny what exists and to explain what does not exist."

Rousseau-Jean-Jacques "The New Eloise"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I hate books; they only teach us to talk about what we don't know."

Rousseau-Jean-Jacques "Emile, or Education"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Cities are the abyss of the human species."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The English think they are free. They are free only during the election of members of parliament."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Good is only beauty put into practice."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery."

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Truth is no road to fortune."

Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Fame is but the breath of people, and that often unwholesome."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"To write a good love letter, you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say, and to finish without knowing what you have written."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"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."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"General and abstract ideas are the source of the greatest errors of mankind."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"We should not teach children the sciences; but give them a taste for them."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"True democracy has never existed, and never will exist. It is against natural order that the great number should govern and that the few should be governed."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A man speaks of what he knows, a woman of what pleases her: the one requires knowledge, the other taste."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions are the voice of the body."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"If Socrates lived and died like a philosopher, Jesus lived and died like a God."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"He who is most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in performance of it."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Liberty is obedience to the law which one has laid down for oneself."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Childhood is the sleep of reason."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Living is not breathing but doing."

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The English are predisposed to pride, the French to vanity."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The thirst after happiness is never extinguished in the heart of man."

Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Falsehood has an infinity of combinations, but truth has only one mode of being."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)