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Simone de Beauvoir

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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

Quote

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
Simone de Beauvoir




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
La vie garde un prix tant qu'on en accorde à celle des autres, à travers l'amour, l'amitié, l'indignation, la compassion.”
Simone de Beauvoir

German
Leben behält Wert, solange man durch Liebe, Freundschaft, Empörung oder Mitgefühl am Leben der anderen teilnimmt.”
Simone de Beauvoir




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If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.”
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Harmony between two individuals is never granted - it has to be conquered indefinitely.”
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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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To choose life, is to always choose the future.”
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No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility.”
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