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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 main scourge of humanity is not ignorance, because the ignorant often have excuses, but the refusal to know.




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(French)



French
Le principal fléau de l’humanité n’est pas l’ignorance, car l’ignorant a souvent des excuses, mais le refus de savoir.




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The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.

Everyone's responsibility involves two acts: wanting to know and daring to say.




Quotes for: to know


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Quotes for: to know


Know or listen to those who know.





We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases.





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






Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.





All I know is that I know nothing.





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











Quotes for: Human nature


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Quotes about human nature:


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





I am human, and I think that nothing of that which is human is alien to me.





Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.





Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.





Be humanity evermore our goal.





Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being? The time will come when humanity will extend its mantle over everything which breathes.











Quotes for: ignorance


Quotes

Quotes about ignorance:


The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.





Ignorance is the mother of all evils.





I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance.





Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Plato - 





To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.





The only way to avoid error is ignorance.











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Simone de Beauvoir also said...


I accept the great adventure of being me.





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





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.





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





One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.





To will oneself free is also to will others free.












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