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Jean-Jacques Rousseau
(28 Jun 1712 - 2 Jul 1778)

Swiss philosopher and writer.

Science Quotes by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (3 quotes)

It is in man's heart that the life of nature's spectacle exists; to see it, one must feel it.
— Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Emile (1762).
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The issue is not to teach [a child] the sciences, but to give him the taste for loving them.
— Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Émile, or, On Education, new translation by Alan Bloom (1979), 172.
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To study men, we must look close by; to study man, we must learn to look afar; if we are to discover essential characteristics, we must first observe differences.
— Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Essai sur l'origine des langues (1781), 384
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