Jean-Paul Sartre

1905 - 1980

A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

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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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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on generosity

We are possessed by the things we possess. When I like an object, I always give it to someone. It isn't generosity - it's only because I want others to be enslaved by objects, not me.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on action and principles

All human actions are equivalent . . . and . . . all are on principle doomed. . . .

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Source: "Being and Nothingness," Conclusion)

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on facts and responsibility

We do not do what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Source: Situations, 1939, II

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on death and war

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When the rich make war it's the poor that die.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

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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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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on day, evil, fear, and secrets

There were the days when you peered into your self, into the secret places of your head, and what you saw there made you fear with horror. And then, next day, you didn't know what to make of it, you couldn't interpret the horror you had glimpsed the day before. Yes, you know what evil costs.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

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