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Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote – “I have a body on which other bodies act…”

I have a body on which other bodies act, and which acts reciprocally upon them. This reciprocal action is certain; but my will is independent of my senses. I can either consent to, or resist their impressions. I am either vanquished or victor, and can perceive clearly within myself when I act according to my will, and when I submit to be governed by my passions. I always have the power to will.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 – 1778)