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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.
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Each man must invent his own path.
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Existence precedes essence.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Man is condemned to be free.
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The best work is not what is most difficult for you it is what you do best.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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I do not believe in God his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men.
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I tell you in truth: all men are Prophets or else God does not exist.
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All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure.
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What do I care about Jupiter? Justice is a human issue, and I do not need a god to teach it to me.
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If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
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It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.
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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.
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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.
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Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.
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I hate victims who respect their executioners.
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Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.
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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.
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Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
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We do not judge the people we love.
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Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong.
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Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices.
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