Rousseau

Famous quotes containing the word rousseau:

    We can never put ourselves in the shoes of children; we cannot fathom their thoughts, we lend them ours; and always following our own reasoning, we stuff their heads with extravagance and error.
    —Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778)

    I only see clearly what I remember.
    —Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778)

    My bad head cannot adjust itself to the way things are.... If I want to depict spring, it has to be in wintertime; if I want to describe a beautiful landscape, I must be enclosed within walls; and I have said a hundred times that if I were put in the Bastille, there I would paint a picture of liberty.
    —Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778)