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French philosopher and writer whose novels inspired the leaders of the French Revolution, 1712-1778
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"Let us unite them together in one supreme power which shall govern us all according to wise laws, protect us and defend all members of the association, repulse common enemies, and maintain us in everlasting concord... All ran towards their chains believing that they were securing their liberty, for although they had reason enough to discern the advantages of a civil order, they did not have the experience enough to foresee the dangers."
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
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A feeble body weakens the mind.
A man says what he knows, a woman says what will please
A man who is not a fool can rid himself of every folly except vanity.
Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.
All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows
All that time is lost which might be better employed
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
An honest man nearly always thinks justly.
As long as there are rich people in the world, they will be desirous of distinguishing themselves from the poor.
As soon as any man says of the affairs of the State 'What does it matter to me?' the State may be given up for lost
As soon as public service ceases to be the chief business of the citizens, and they would rather serve with their money than with their persons, the State is not far from its fall
At sixteen, the adolescent knows about suffering because he himself has suffered, but he barely know that other being also suffer; seeing without feeling is not knowledge
At sixteen, the adolescent knows about suffering because he himself has suffered, but he barely knows that other beings also suffer.
Base souls have no faith in great individuals.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
Cities are the abyss of the human species
Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions are the voice of the body
Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken
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