"Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Helen Keller
"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."
"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."
"Do I dare set forth here the most important, the most useful rule of all education? It is not to save time, but to squander it."