Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes

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Born: June 21, 1905, Paris, France
Birth Country: France
Died: Paris, France, April 15, 1980
Occupation: Author

1.
Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

2.
Ah! yes, I know: those who see me rarely trust my word: I must look too intelligent to keep it.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

3.
All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

4.
As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

5.
Every age has its own poetry in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

6.
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

7.
Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

8.
Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

9.
God is absence. God is the solitude of man.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

10.
I do not believe in God his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

11.
I hate victims who respect their executioners.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

12.
I tell you in truth: all men are Prophets or else God does not exist.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

13.
If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I'm still waiting, it's all been to seduce women basically.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

14.
If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

15.
It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

16.
Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

17.
Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

18.
One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one's death, one dies one's life.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

19.
Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

20.
Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

21.
That God does not exist, I cannot deny, That my whole being cries out for God I cannot forget.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

22.
The best work is not what is most difficult for you it is what you do best.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

23.
The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

24.
There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

25.
Total war is no longer war waged by all members of one national community against all those of another. It is total... because it may well involve the whole world.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

26.
We do not judge the people we love.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

27.
What do I care about Jupiter? Justice is a human issue, and I do not need a god to teach it to me.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

28.
When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

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