Emile Faguet Quote

“It would be equally reasonable to say that sheep are born carnivorous, and everywhere nibble grass.”

~ Emile Faguet

Ratings and Comments

J Carlton, Calgary

It would help to know the context of this quote.

Walter Clark, Fullerton

This was in response to Rousseau's much more famous aphorism that we are born free and everywhere in chains. But, that doesn't help. I still don't get it. Perhaps a check of Faguet's credentials in Wikipedia would help. Hmmm. A literary critic, and professor of poetry. That's like having a PhD in English Literature today. Good for a job at McDonald's. But, you know the Rousseau quote is kind of vacuous too. Let's check him out. OHHH YEAAA. Rousseau is the guy that inspired equality over freedom of the French Revolution. Remember the three versions of the Social Contract? Locke, Hobbs and Rousseau? His is the socialist version; "General Will" and so on; the purpose of life of your typical Democrat.

E Archer, NYC

Walter clears it up. ;-)

Mike, Norwalk

Walter, well said. the quote is a snap shot of todays government and media. It also describes well false flag patrons - tell you one thing that is a lie while you're looking at the truth. (a plane dropped bldg #7 and a jet liner hit the side of the Pentagon)

Walter Clark, Fullerton

What do you mean Mike Norwalk? a plane dropped bldg # 7 ? Walt


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