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Quote of the Day: Jean-Jacques Rousseau


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"People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little."

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Major works

  • Dissertation sur la musique moderne [s:fr], 1743
  • Discourse on the Arts and Sciences (Discours sur les sciences et les arts), 1750
  • Narcissus, or The Self-Admirer: A Comedy, 1752
  • Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men (Discours sur l'origine et les fondements de l'inégalité parmi les hommes), 1754
  • Letter on French Music, 1753 (Lettre sur la musique française [fr])
  • Discourse on Political Economy, 1755 (Discours sur l'économie politique [fr])
  • Letter to M. D'Alembert on Spectacles, 1758 (Lettre à d'Alembert sur les spectacles)
  • Julie; or, The New Heloise (Julie, ou la nouvelle Héloïse), 1761
  • Emile, or On Education (Émile, ou de l'éducation), 1762 (includes "The Creed of a Savoyard Priest")
  • The Social Contract, or Principles of Political Right (Du contrat social), 1762
  • Four Letters to M. de Malesherbes, 1762
  • Letters Written from the Mountain, 1764 (Lettres écrites de la montagne [fr])
  • Dictionary of Music. 1767 (Dictionnaire de la musique)
  • Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Les Confessions), 1770, published 1782
  • Constitutional Project for Corsica, 1772
  • Considerations on the Government of Poland, 1772
  • Letters on the Elements of Botany
  • Essay on the Origin of Languages, published 1781 (Essai sur l'origine des langues)
  • Dialogues: Rousseau, Judge of Jean-Jacques, published 1782
  • Reveries of the Solitary Walker, incomplete, published 1782 (Rêveries du promeneur solitaire)

 

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