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Jean Jacques Rousseau
(1712-1778) born on
Jun 28
French philosopher, educational reformer, author. He was an influential educational reformer; His teacher-student contract changed education.
         
   
F
We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man's estate, is the gift of education.

R
General and abstract ideas are the source of the greatest errors of mankind.
A
There are two things to be considered with regard to any scheme. In the first place, "is it good in itself?" In the second, "Can it be easily put into practice?"
N
He who is most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in performance of it.
K
To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to know.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Emile," bk. 1, 1762.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: "Emile," Preface, 1762.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "Instant Quotation Dictionary," by Donald O. Bolander, 1979.
   


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