Jean Jacques Rousseau Quotes

Jean Jacques Rousseau Quotes by Michel Houellebecq, Jacques-Louis David, Daniel J. Boorstin, Isadora Duncan and many others.

Active people don't change the world profoundly; ideas

Active people don’t change the world profoundly; ideas do. Napoleon is less important in world history than Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Michel Houellebecq
The artist must be a philosopher. Socrates the skilled sculptor, Jean-Jacques [Rousseau] the good musician, and the immortal Poussin, tracing on the canvas the sublime lessons of philosophy, are so many proofs that an artistic genius should have no other guide except the torch of reason.
Jacques-Louis David
The star is the ultimate American verification of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Emile. His mere existence proves the perfectability of any man or woman. Oh wonderful pliability of human nature, in a society where anyone can become a celebrity! And where any celebrity . . . may become a star!
Daniel J. Boorstin
The only dance masters I could have were Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Walt Whitman and Nietzsche.
Isadora Duncan