Jean-Jacques Rousseau about freedom (“Emile, or On Education”, 1762) - Civilised man is born and dies a slave. The infant is bound up in swaddling clothes, the corpse is nailed down in his coffin. All his life long man is imprisoned by our institutions.
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Civilised man is born and dies a slave. The infant is bound up in swaddling clothes, the corpse is nailed down in his coffin. All his life long man is imprisoned by our institutions.
 Jean-Jacques RousseauEmile, or On Education (1762). copy citation

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