This is Mine (1)

The first man who, having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying «This is mine», and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society. From how many c...
Discourse on the Origin of Inequality



On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."