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 on concern, faith, happiness, talent, thought, and work

Never have I thought that I was the happy possessor of a "talent;" my sole concern has been to save myself by work and faith.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Source: The Words (Les Mots), 1964

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on life

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The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

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