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Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes

73 Jean-Paul Sartre quotes:

"Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices"
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"It is only in our decisions that we are important."
"A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost."
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"If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I'm still waiting, it's all been to seduce women basically"
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"What is meant here by saying that existence precedes essence? It means that first of all, man exists, turns up, appears on the scene, and, only afterwards, defines himself. ... Not only is man what he conceives himself to be, but he is also only what he wills himself to be after this thrust toward existence.Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself."
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"Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance."
"Man is not the sum of what he has already, but rather the sum of what he does not yet have, of what he could have."
"Words are more treacherous and powerful than we think."
"Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does."
"She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist."
"Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat."
"Being is. Being is in-itself. Being is what it is."
"Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear."
"Better to have beasts that let themselves be killed than men who run away."
"What do I care about Jupiter? Justice is a human issue, and I do not need a god to teach it to me."
"One always dies too soon or too late. And yet, life is there, finished: the line is drawn, and it must all be added up. You are nothing other than you life."
"All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books."
"Every age has its own poetry; in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry."
"For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it."
"I am not virtuous. Our sons will be if we shed enough blood to give them the right to be."

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