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Jean-Paul Sartre

Quote of Jean-Paul Sartre - Existence precedes essence....


Biography - Jean-Paul Sartre:

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



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
L'existence précède l'essence.

German
Die Existenz geht dem Wesen voraus.




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Quotes for: existence


Quotes

Quotes about existence:


To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.





The universe confounds me! I cannot imagine that such a ‘clock’ can exist without there being a Clockmaker.





It is valid to conclude from actuality to possibility, but not from possibility to actuality.
  





My happiness should justify existence itself!





There are moments in life when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence immeasurably increased.





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.











Quotes

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.





Each man must invent his own path.





I was allowed free run of the library and I stormed human wisdom.





I can take my freedom as a goal only if I take the freedom of others as a goal as well.





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.





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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