Jean-Paul Sartre

1905 - 1980

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 nature

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I was escaping from Nature and at last becoming myself, that Other whom I was aspiring to be in the eyes of others.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Source: The Words (Les Mots), 1964

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on books, culture, projects, and purpose

All the same, they [books] do serve some purpose. Culture doesn't save anything or anyone, it doesn't justify. But it's a product of man: he projects himself into it, he recognizes himself in it; that critical mirror alone offers him his image.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Source: The Words (Les Mots), 1964

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on distrust and violence

I distrust the incommunicable; it is the source of all violence.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

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A Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre on beginning, cities, and garden

Everything is gratuitous, this garden, this city and myself. When you suddenly realize it, it makes you feel sick and everything begins to drift . . . that's nausea.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980)

Source: La Nausée, 1938

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