"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."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Oscar Wilde
"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."