Jean-Paul Sartre

1905 - 1980

A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on desire, sin, desires, satisfaction, certainty, virtue, and dilemma

I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them; if I refuse to satisfy them, they infect the whole soul.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre

For common minds have an ugly ability to perceive in the deepest and richest saying nothing but their own everyday opinion.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on life and meaning

It is up to you to give life a meaning.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on hell is other people

L'enfer, c'est les autres. 

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on life

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"Everything has been figured out, except how to live."

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre

Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on composers, good, impossibility, men, and salvation

If I relegate impossible Salvation to the prop room, what remains? A whole man, composed of all men and as good as all of them and no better than any.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Source: The Words (Les Mots), 1964

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on accuracy, commitment, conquest, force, persecution, police, principles, silence, and thought

Because the Nazi venom worked its way even into our thoughts, every accurate thought was a conquest; because an all-powerful police sought to force us into silence every word became as precious as a declaration of principle; because we were persecuted, each of our gestures carried the weight of a commitment.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Source: Les Mouches (The Flies), 1943

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre

Man is not the sum of what he has but the totality of what he does not yet have, of what he might have.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Source: Situations, 1939, I

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on aim, destiny, earth, and understanding

Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count on no one but himself; that he is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges for himself on this earth.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Source: L'Etre et le Néant (Being and Nothingness), 1943

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