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Simone de Beauvoir

Quote of Simone de Beauvoir - The present is not a...

Biography - Simone de Beauvoir:

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

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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action."
Simone de Beauvoir



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Translation

(French, German)


FrenchQuote
Le présent n’est pas un passé en puissance, il est le moment du choix et de l’action."
Simone de Beauvoir

GermanQuote
Die Gegenwart ist keine potenzielle Vergangenheit, sondern der Augenblick, da wir uns zu entscheiden und zu handeln haben."
Simone de Beauvoir


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Quotes about the present:



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In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time."
Leonardo da Vinci
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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."
Gautama Buddha
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The future influences the present just as much as the past."
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it."
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Nor is it right to say there are three times: past, present and future. Perhaps it would be more correct to say: there are three times: a present of things past, a present of things present, a present of things future."
Augustine of Hippo - Confessions
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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us."
Jean de La Bruyere
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Quotes about decision:



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I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health."
Voltaire - Letter to the Abbé Trublet
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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition."
Albert Camus - Chroniques
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All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings
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As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss."
Noam Chomsky
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A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers."
Plato
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Certainly thinking is pleasant, but the pleasure of thinking must be subordinated to the art of making decisions."
Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain - Propos sur le bonheur
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Quotes about action:



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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions."
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus politicus
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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts."
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom."
Hannah Arendt
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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought."
Henri Bergson
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Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay."
Simone de Beauvoir
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Action, with all its uncertainties, is like an ever-present reminder that men, though they must die, are not born in order to die, but to begin something new."
Hannah Arendt
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Harmony between two individuals is never granted - it has to be conquered indefinitely."
Simone de Beauvoir
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To will oneself free is also to will others free."
Simone de Beauvoir
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Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay."
Simone de Beauvoir
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To choose life, is to always choose the future."
Simone de Beauvoir
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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
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There is no justification for present existence other than its expansion into an indefinitely open future."
Simone de Beauvoir - The Second Sex
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