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Jean-Paul Sartre
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Biography : French philosopher, playwright and novelist.
Born: 1905 - Died: 1980
Period:
20th century
Place of birth: France
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when we say that a man is responsible for himself, we do not only mean that he is responsible for his own individuality, but that he is responsible for all men.
Jean-Paul Sartre - Existentialism and Humanism - 






Each man must invent his own path.
Jean-Paul Sartre - The Flies - 






Existence precedes essence.
Jean-Paul Sartre - Existentialism and Humanism - 






I was allowed free run of the library and I stormed human wisdom.
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I can take my freedom as a goal only if I take the freedom of others as a goal as well.
Jean-Paul Sartre - Existentialism and Humanism - 






There is no sense in life a priori. Life is nothing until it is lived; but it is yours to make sense of, and the value of it is nothing else but the sense that you choose.
Jean-Paul Sartre - Existentialism and Humanism - 






In one sense choice is possible, but what is not possible is not to choose. I can always choose, but I must know that if I do not choose, that is still a choice.
Jean-Paul Sartre - Existentialism and Humanism - 






Man is condemned to be free.
Jean-Paul Sartre - Existentialism and Humanism - 






The best work is not what is most difficult for you it is what you do best.
Jean-Paul Sartre - Dirty Hands - 






Man is nothing else than his plan; he exists only to the extent that he fulfills himself; he is therefore nothing else than the ensemble of his acts, nothing less than his life.
Jean-Paul Sartre - Existentialism and Humanism - 






To choose an adviser is nevertheless to commit oneself by that choice.
Jean-Paul Sartre - Existentialism and Humanism - 






The function of a writer is to call a spade a spade. If words are sick, it is up to us to cure them.
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We do not do what we want and nonetheless we are responsible for what we are.
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It is in anguish that man becomes conscious of his freedom.
Jean-Paul Sartre - Being and Nothingness - 






Imagination is not an empirical or superadded power of consciousness, it is the whole of consciousness as it realizes its freedom.
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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.
Jean-Paul Sartre






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






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






All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure.
Jean-Paul Sartre






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






If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
Jean-Paul Sartre






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






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.
Jean-Paul Sartre






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.
Jean-Paul Sartre






Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.
Jean-Paul Sartre






I hate victims who respect their executioners.
Jean-Paul Sartre






Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.
Jean-Paul Sartre






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.
Jean-Paul Sartre






Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
Jean-Paul Sartre






We do not judge the people we love.
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