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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

To will oneself free is also to will others free.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Se vouloir libre, c'est aussi vouloir les autres libres.

German
Frei sein wollen bedeutet wollen, dass auch die anderen frei sind.




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I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.

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.

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.

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




Quotes for: to will


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Quotes for: to will


Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.

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Love, and do what you will.
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The kind of happiness I want consists, not so much in doing what I wish, as in not doing what I don't wish.
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We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to comes.
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We do not do what we want and nonetheless we are responsible for what we are.
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People who want something strongly enough are almost always well served by chance.
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Quotes for: freedom


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Quotes about freedom:


People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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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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"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
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There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.
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This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
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Quotes for: others


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To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.
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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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Simone de Beauvoir also said...


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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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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To choose life, is to always choose the future.
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