Jean-Jacques Rousseau quote about death from The Social Contract (1762) - The death-penalty inflicted upon criminals may be looked on in much the same light: it is in order that we may not fall victims to an assassin that we consent to die if we ourselves turn assassins.
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The death-penalty inflicted upon criminals may be looked on in much the same light: it is in order that we may not fall victims to an assassin that we consent to die if we ourselves turn assassins.

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1762
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English
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Of the Social Contract, or Principles of Political Law, Book II
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Translated by George Douglas Howard Cole
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau quote about death from The Social Contract (1762) - The death-penalty inflicted upon criminals may be looked on in much the same light: it is in order that we may not fall victims to an assassin that we consent to die if we ourselves turn assassins.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau quote about death from The Social Contract (1762) - The death-penalty inflicted upon criminals may be looked on in much the same light: it is in order that we may not fall victims to an assassin that we consent to die if we ourselves turn assassins.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau quote about death from The Social Contract (1762) - The death-penalty inflicted upon criminals may be looked on in much the same light: it is in order that we may not fall victims to an assassin that we consent to die if we ourselves turn assassins.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau quote about death from The Social Contract (1762) - The death-penalty inflicted upon criminals may be looked on in much the same light: it is in order that we may not fall victims to an assassin that we consent to die if we ourselves turn assassins.