Who is Rousseau?

  • (noun): French philosopher and writer born in Switzerland; believed that the natural goodness of man was warped by society; ideas influenced the French Revolution (1712-1778).
    Synonyms: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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    I undertake the same project as Montaigne, but with an aim contrary to his own: for he wrote his Essays only for others, and I write my reveries only for myself.
    —Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778)

    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.
    —Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778)

    The general will is always right.
    —Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778)