Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote
I know my heart, and have studied mankind; I am not made like any one I have been acquainted with, perhaps like no one in existence; if not better, I at least claim originality, and whether Nature did wisely in breaking the mould with which she formed me, can only be determined after having read this work.
Variant translations: I may not be better than other people, but at least I am different. If I am not better, at least I am different. - Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1765-1770; published 1782) - Book I