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Jean-Paul Sartre

Quote of Jean-Paul Sartre - when we say that a man...


Biography - Jean-Paul Sartre:

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

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.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Et, quand nous disons que l'homme est responsable de lui-même, nous ne voulons pas dire que l'homme est responsable de sa stricte individualité, mais qu'il est responsable de tous les hommes.

German
Und wenn wir sagen, dass der Mensch für sich selbst verantwortlich ist, so wollen wir nicht sagen, dass der Mensch gerade eben nur für seine Individualität verantwortlich ist, sondern dass er verantwortlich ist für alle Menschen.




See also 

See also...



To will oneself free is also to will others free.

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.

A man left alone in the universe would have no rights whatever, but he would have obligations.

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

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




Quotes for: society


Quotes

Quotes for: society


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.





The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.





Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.





Article V – The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society. Anything which is not forbidden by the law cannot be impeded, and no one can be constrained to do what it does not order.





Article XV – The society has the right of requesting account from any public agent of its administration.





Article XVI – Any society in which the guarantee of rights is not assured, nor the separation of powers determined, has no Constitution.











Quotes for: Individual


Quotes

Quotes for: Individual


Harmony between two individuals is never granted - it has to be conquered indefinitely.





Article III – The principle of any sovereignty resides essentially in the Nation. No body, no individual can exert authority which does not emanate expressly from it.





The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education.





In the society, where people are just parts in a larger machine, individuals are unable to develop fully.





Society exists only as a mental concept in the real world there are only individuals.





All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.











Quotes for: responsibility


Quotes

Quotes for: responsibility


Responsible one is not only for what you do but also for what it does not.
Laozi - 





Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.





We need to cultivate a universal responsibility for one another and the planet we share.





The price of greatness is responsibility.





Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do — but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it.





I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.











Quotes for: Man


Quotes

Quotes about man, all human beings:


No man is weak by choice.





Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.





The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.





Man is the future of man.





Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.





I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.











Quotes

Jean-Paul Sartre also said...


Each man must invent his own path.





Existence precedes essence.





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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