Jean-Jacques Rousseau quote about society from The Social Contract - All that destroys social unity is worthless; all institutions that set man in contradiction to himself are worthless.
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All that destroys social unity is worthless; all institutions that set man in contradiction to himself are worthless.
 Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract (1762). copy citation

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Author Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Source The Social Contract
Topic society unity institution
Date 1762
Language English
Reference Of the Social Contract, or Principles of Political Law, Book IV
Note Translated by George Douglas Howard Cole
Weblink https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Social_Contract/Book_IV

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“It leads to a sort of mixed and anti-social code which has no name.
In their political aspect, all these three kinds of religion have their defects. The third is so clearly bad, that it is waste of time to stop to prove it such. All that destroys social unity is worthless; all institutions that set man in contradiction to himself are worthless.
The second is good in that it unites the divine cult with love of the laws, and, making country the object of the citizens' adoration, teaches them that service done to the State is service done to its tutelary god.” source
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