"I have resolved on an enterprise that has no precedent and will have no imitator. I want to set before my fellow human beings a man in every way true to nature and that man will be myself."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Abraham Lincoln
"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."