Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes

It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.




Jean Jacques Rousseau, 1712-1778, French Philosopher, Les Confessions, 1770

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Born: June 28, 1712
  • Died: July 2, 1778
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Philosopher

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Genevan philosopher, writer and composer. Born in Geneva, his political philosophy influenced the progress of the Enlightenment throughout Europe, as well as aspects of the French Revolution and the development of modern political and educational thought.