"I have already indicated to you the meaning of the word religion, as applied to Islam. The truth is that Islam is not a Church. It is a State conceived as a contractual organism long before Rousseau ever thought of such a thing, and animated by an ethical ideal which regards man not as an earth-rooted creature, defined by this or that portion of the earth, but as a spiritual being understood in terms of a social mechanism, and possessing rights and duties as a living factor in that mechanism."
Newspapersarebornfreeand everywhereareinchains. See Rousseau 700:41.F(rancis) R(eginald) Scott
Rousseau 's writings are so admirably adapted to touch both these classes that the effect they produced, especially in France, is easily intelligible.thomas henry huxley
Most of us know, now, that Rousseau was wrong: that man, when you knock his chains off, sets up the death camps. Soon we shall know everything the eighteenth century didn't know, and nothing it did, and it will be hard to live with us.Randall Jarrell
Marx, like Rousseau before him, believed that men are good and made bad only by bad social systems. Unlike Rousseau, he believed that these systems arise from historical necessity. It occurred neither to Marx nor to Rousseau-as it did to Madison -that bad men corrupt good systems just as often as vice versa.karl marx
Try to imagine Rousseau , Voltaire , Holbach , Lessing , Heine and Hegel all rolled into one truly united so as to make a unified whole and you will get an idea of Marx's makeup.karl marx
Sexuality and eroticism are the intricate intersection of nature and culture. Feminists grossly oversimplify the problem of sex when they reduce it a matter of social convention: readjust society, eliminate sexual inequality, purify sex roles, and happiness and harmony will reign. Here feminism, like all liberal movements of the past two hundred years, is heir to Rousseau .camille paglia
Capitalism, gaudy and greedy, has been inherent in western aesthetics from ancient Egypt on. It is the mysticism and glamour of things , which take on a personality of their own. As an economic system, it is in the Darwinian line of Sade, not Rousseau.camille paglia
We remain in the Romantic cycle initiated by Rousseau: liberal idealism canceled by violence, barbarism, disillusionment and cynicism.camille paglia
Simply follow nature, Rousseau declares. Sade, laughing grimly, agrees.camille paglia
Thrift and foresight are among the chief teachings of all missionaries to the poor and the present day world has little sympathy for any parent whether a Harold Skimpole, a Mrs. Jellyby, a Jean Jacques Rousseau, or a Leo Tolstoy who for any cause whatsoever feels that he should give no thought for the morrow and that his children may live like the fowls of the air.
Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau. Mock on, mock on 'tis all in vain! You throw the sand against the wind, And the wind blows it back again.william blake
My God is the God of Socrates, of Franklin, of Voltaire, of Béranger! My credo is the credo of Rousseau! I adhere to the immortal principles of '89!pierre-jean de béranger
"Jean Jacques Rousseau," he answered, "is nothing but a fool in my eyes when he takes it upon himself to criticise society; he did not understand it, and approached it with the heart of an upstart flunkey... For all his preaching a Republic and the overthrow of monarchical titles, the upstart is mad with joy if a Duke alters the course of his after-dinner stroll to accompany one of his friends."stendhal