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Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote – “We inflict on ourselves a thousand real evils…”

It is the abuse of our faculties which make us wicked and miserable. Our cares, our anxieties, our griefs, are all owing to ourselves… If we could be contented with being what we are, we should have no inducement to lament our fate; but we inflict on ourselves a thousand real evils in seeking after an imaginary happiness.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 – 1778)

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