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Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote – “Let us not require the prize before…”

One would be apt to think, from the murmurs of impatient mortals, that God owed them a recompense before they had deserved it, and that He was obliged to reward their virtue beforehand. No, let us first be virtuous, and rest assured we shall sooner or later be happy. Let us not require the prize before we have won the victory.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 – 1778)