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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

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



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



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



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

German
Die Gegenwart ist keine potenzielle Vergangenheit, sondern der Augenblick, da wir uns zu entscheiden und zu handeln haben.




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Finding the right words at the right moment is action.




Quotes for: past


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Quotes about the past:


The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.





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.





Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.





When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.





Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.





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.











Quotes for: present


Quotes

Quotes about the present:


Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.





Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Seneca  





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.





The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.





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.





Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.











Quotes for: decision


Quotes

Quotes about decision:


I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.





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





All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.





As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.





Only by means of decisions does man enter reality.





How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.











Quotes for: action


Quotes

Quotes about action:


I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.





One should be light like a bird, and not like a feather.





Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.





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





Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.





Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.











Quotes

Simone de Beauvoir also said...


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





I accept the great adventure of being me.





To will oneself free is also to will others free.





Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.





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.





To choose life, is to always choose the future.












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