Simone de Beauvoir

1908 - 1986

A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on genius

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One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on animals, giving, humanity, life, sex, and superiority

It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

Source: The Second Sex (1950)

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on humanity, hypocrisy, and slavery

When we abolish the slavery of half of humanity, together with the whole system of hypocrisy it implies, then the "division" of humanity will reveal its genuine significance and the human couple will find its true form.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

Source: The Second Sex (1950)

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on ability, discovery, limits, and talent

To show your true ability is always, in a sense, to surpass the limits of your ability, to go a little beyond them: to dare, to seek, to invent; it is at such a moment that new talents are revealed, discovered, and realized.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on brothers, liberty, men, men and women, victory, women, and world

It is for man to establish the reign of liberty in the midst of the world of the given. To gain the supreme victory, it is necessary, for one thing, that by and through their natural differentiation men and women unequivocally affirm their brotherhood.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

Source: The Second Sex (1950)

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A Quote by Simone de Beauvoir on defeat and victory

If you live long enough, you'll see every victory turn into a defeat.

Simone de Beauvoir (1908 - 1986)

Source: The Blood of Others, 1946

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