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Simone de Beauvoir

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Biography : French writer, intellectual and philosopher.
Born: 1908 - Died: 1986
Period:
20th century
Place of birth: France
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action."
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Harmony between two individuals is never granted - it has to be conquered indefinitely."
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To will oneself free is also to will others free."
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Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay."
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One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion."
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Humanity prefers to life reasons to live."
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One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman."
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Within the given world, it is up to man to make the reign of freedom prevail; to carry off this supreme victory, men and women must, among other things and above and beyond their natural differentiations, affirm their brotherhood unequivocally."
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I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom."
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It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time."
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All oppression creates a state of war."
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Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth."
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I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth - and truth rewarded me."
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No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility."
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Art is an attempt to integrate evil."
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Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable."
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All the idols made by man, however terrifying they may be, are in point of fact subordinate to him, and that is why he will always have it in his power to destroy them."
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Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself."
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