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Jean-Paul Sartre

Quote of Jean-Paul Sartre - In one sense choice is possible...

Biography - Jean-Paul Sartre:

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

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.



(French, German)

Le choix est possible dans un sens, mais ce qui n'est pas possible, c'est de ne pas choisir. Je peux toujours choisir, mais je dois savoir que si je ne choisis pas, je choisis encore.

Sie können zwar wählen, aber was nicht möglich ist, ist nicht zu wählen. Ich kann immer wählen, doch ich muss wissen: wenn ich nicht wähle, wähle ich immer noch.

See also 

See also...

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

Often he who omits an act does injustice, not only he who commits an act.

Quotes for: to choose


Quotes for: to choose

To choose, and therefore exclude.

The kind of philosophy one chooses thus depends on the kind of person one is.

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.

To choose life, is to always choose the future.

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

Necessity delivers us from the embarrassment of choice.


Jean-Paul Sartre also said...

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.

Each man must invent his own path.

Existence precedes essence.

I was allowed free run of the library and I stormed human wisdom.

The Other is on principle inapprehensible; he flees me when I seek him and possesses me when I flee him.

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

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