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Biography - Jean-Paul Sartre:

French philosopher, playwright and novelist.
Born: 1905 - Died: 1980
Period:
20th century
Place of birth: France
France

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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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.




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What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.
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Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
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Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.
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What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.
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If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
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World history is the progress of the consciousness of freedom.
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Quotes for: poetry


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Why should poetry have to make sense?
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Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.
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Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
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Poesy dissolves foreign being into our own.
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Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.
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Love is the poetry of the senses.
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Jean-Paul Sartre also said...


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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