"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."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Robert Frost
"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."
"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."