"People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Winston Churchill
"O love, if I regret the age when one savors you, it is not for the hour of pleasure, but for the one that follows it."
"Plant and your spouse plants with you weed and you weed alone."
"Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death."
"No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another."
"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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