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Biography - Simone de Beauvoir:

French writer, intellectual and philosopher.
Born: 1908 - Died: 1986
Period:
20th century
Place of birth: France
France

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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Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.
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Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
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Love truth, but pardon error.
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The language of truth is simple.
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Conformity of the intellect to the things.
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Quotes for: duty


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I know of only one duty, and that is to love.
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Love is a better teacher than duty.
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There is only one science to teach to children. It is that of man's duties.
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Among the special duties to others, the first is Truthfulness in speech and action.
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Freedom is not constituted primarily of privilege but of responsibilities.
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It is much easier to obey your superior than to command yourself; and when you can do whatever you want, it's not easy to want only what you have to.
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Harmony between two individuals is never granted - it has to be conquered indefinitely.
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I accept the great adventure of being me.
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.
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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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Never forget that it will be enough for a political, economic or religious crisis for the rights of women to be called into question. These rights are never acquired. You will have to remain vigilant throughout your life.
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