Jean-Paul Sartre - Quotes

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Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.

Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.

Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.

Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.

Commitment is an act, not a word. ---->>>

We must act out passion before we can feel it. ---->>>

There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck.

There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck.

Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.

Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.

Everything has been figured out, except how to live. ---->>>

If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.

If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.

Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. ---->>>

Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices. ---->>>

Hell is other people. ---->>>

If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I'm still waiting, it's all been to seduce women basically. ---->>>

Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal. ---->>>

When rich people fight wars with one another, poor people are the ones to die. ---->>>

That God does not exist, I cannot deny, That my whole being cries out for God I cannot forget. ---->>>

It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous. ---->>>

There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk. ---->>>

Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.

Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.

Life begins on the other side of despair. ---->>>

For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it. ---->>>

A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost. ---->>>

I do not believe in God; his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men.

I do not believe in God; his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men.

Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat. ---->>>

The best work is not what is most difficult for you; it is what you do best.

The best work is not what is most difficult for you; it is what you do best.

Every age has its own poetry; in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry.

Every age has its own poetry; in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry.

It is only in our decisions that we are important. ---->>>

Being is. Being is in-itself. Being is what it is. ---->>>

Generosity is nothing else than a craze to possess. All which I abandon, all which I give, I enjoy in a higher manner through the fact that I give it away. To give is to enjoy possessively the object which one gives. ---->>>

Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete. ---->>>

Words are loaded pistols. ---->>>

Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong.

Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong.

Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience. ---->>>

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.

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

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. ---->>>

Man is not the sum of what he has already, but rather the sum of what he does not yet have, of what he could have. ---->>>

If literature isn't everything, it's not worth a single hour of someone's trouble. ---->>>

We do not judge the people we love.

We do not judge the people we love.

I hate victims who respect their executioners.

I hate victims who respect their executioners.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. ---->>>

Ah! yes, I know: those who see me rarely trust my word: I must look too intelligent to keep it.

Ah! yes, I know: those who see me rarely trust my word: I must look too intelligent to keep it.

The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.

The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.

One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one's death, one dies one's life. ---->>>

You must be afraid, my son. That is how one becomes an honest citizen. ---->>>

No finite point has meaning without an infinite reference point. ---->>>

All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure. ---->>>

If a victory is told in detail, one can no longer distinguish it from a defeat. ---->>>

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

As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become. ---->>>

My thought is me: that is why I cannot stop thinking. I exist because I think I cannot keep from thinking. ---->>>

Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear.

Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear.

I have no need for good souls: an accomplice is what I wanted. ---->>>

Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them. ---->>>

Words are more treacherous and powerful than we think. ---->>>

Acting is happy agony. ---->>>

One always dies too soon or too late. And yet, life is there, finished: the line is drawn, and it must all be added up. You are nothing other than your life. ---->>>

All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books. ---->>>

The existentialist says at once that man is anguish. ---->>>

I confused things with their names: that is belief. ---->>>

Existence precedes and rules essence. ---->>>

I say a murder is abstract. You pull the trigger and after that you do not understand anything that happens. ---->>>

God is absence. God is the solitude of man. ---->>>

One cannot become a saint when one works sixteen hours a day. ---->>>

Who can exhaust a man? Who knows a man's resources? ---->>>

I am not virtuous. Our sons will be if we shed enough blood to give them the right to be. ---->>>

I tell you in truth: all men are Prophets or else God does not exist. ---->>>

What do I care about Jupiter? Justice is a human issue, and I do not need a god to teach it to me. ---->>>

Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characters of the other, is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavor. ---->>>

Better to have beasts that let themselves be killed than men who run away. ---->>>

To eat is to appropriate by destruction. ---->>>

Total war is no longer war waged by all members of one national community against all those of another. It is total... because it may well involve the whole world. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: 06-21, 1905
Birthplace: Paris, France
Die: 04-15, 1980
Occupation: Philosopher
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Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (; French: [saʁtʁ]; 21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980) was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology, and one of the leading figures in 20th-century French philosophy and Marxism (wikipedia)