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Jean Jacques Rousseau

1712-1778. Swiss political philosopher, educationist and essayist.

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Man is born free, yet he is everywhere in chains.

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Slaves lose everything in their chains, even the desire of escaping from them.

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Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

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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.

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

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Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken.

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The person who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.

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Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.

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I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.

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Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid.

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