Jean Jacques Rousseau was one of the many visionaries of the Enlightenment. He contributed articles on music to the Encyclopedie and was Voltaire's arch enemy as Rousseau was an anti-monarchist and Voltaire had no problems with monarchies, among other things.
“The majesty of the Scriptures strikes me with admiration, as the purity of the Gospel has its influence on my heart. Pursue the works of our philosophers with all their pomp of diction, how mean, how contemptible are they, compared with the Scriptures.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 – 1778) Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer. His political philosophy influenced the French Revolution.
“This unfortunate race, whom we had been taking so much pains to save and to civilize, have by their unexpected desertion and ferocious barbarities justified extermination and now await our decision on their fate.” - Thomas Jefferson The only good thing that man ever did was die and rot into the ground.