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Simone de Beauvoir

Quote of Simone de Beauvoir - One's life has value so long...


Biography - Simone de Beauvoir:

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

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




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.

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




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One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.

Where there is love there is life.

To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.

To love is to will the good of the other.

The best way to begin each day well is to think upon awakening whether we could not give at least one person pleasure on this day.

Humankind has become so much one family that we cannot ensure our own prosperity except by ensuring that of everyone else. If you wish to be happy yourself, you must resign yourself to seeing others also happy.

My happiness is to increase other people's. To be happy myself I need the happiness of all.




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Where love rules, there is no will to power and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
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To live means to love, but above all, to love life.
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Love, love, all the rest is nothing.
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Intelligence has value only in the service of love.
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There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
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Love, and do what you will.
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Quotes for: life


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As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
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Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.
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A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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There is more to life than increasing its speed.
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To live means to love, but above all, to love life.
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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
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Quotes for: friendship


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Quotes about friendship:


Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
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If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
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Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
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Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
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It is the fool's misfortune to fail in obtaining the position, the employment, the neighbourhood, and the circle of friends that suit him.
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Quotes for: others


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Quotes about others:


Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.
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If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.
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Let the other side be heard as well.
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Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
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Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
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Quotes for: value


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Intelligence has value only in the service of love.
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The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
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The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.
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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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Silver is worth less than gold, gold less than virtue.
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Esteem money neither more nor less than it deserves, it is a good servant and a bad master.
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Quotes for: compassion


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Quotes for: compassion


The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.
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Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
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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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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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