"No man has any natural authority over his fellow men."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."