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Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "Man is nothing else but what he purposes, he exists only in so far as he realizes himself, he is therefore nothing else but the sum of his actions, nothing else but what his life is."

Man is nothing else but what he purposes, he exists only in so far as he realizes himself, he is therefore nothing else but the sum of his actions, nothing else but what his life is.




Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "Every word has consequences. Every silence, too."

Every word has consequences. Every silence, too.




Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "We are our choices."

We are our choices.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "Before you come alive, life is nothing; it 's up to you to give it a meaning, and value is nothing else but the meaning that you choose."

Before you come alive, life is nothing; it 's up to you to give it a meaning, and value is nothing else but the meaning that you choose.




Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does."

Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us."

We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "What is life but an unpleasant interruption to a peaceful nonexistence."

What is life but an unpleasant interruption to a peaceful nonexistence.




Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "I'm going to smile, and my smile will sink down into your pupils, and heaven knows what it will become."

I'm going to smile, and my smile will sink down into your pupils, and heaven knows what it will become.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself. [It is a matter of choice, not chance.] Such is the first principle of existentialism."

Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself. [It is a matter of choice, not chance.] Such is the first principle of existentialism.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "Everything has been figured out, except how to live."

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.



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

Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.



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

Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.




Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "There may be more beautiful times, but this one is ours."

There may be more beautiful times, but this one is ours.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal."

Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "We do not judge the people we love."

We do not judge the people we love.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth."

Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "your judgement judges you and defines you"

your judgement judges you and defines you



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "I had found my religion: nothing seemed more important to me than a book. I saw the library as a temple."

I had found my religion: nothing seemed more important to me than a book. I saw the library as a temple.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "What do we mean by saying that existence precedes essence? We mean that man first of all exists, encounters himself, surges up in the world-and defines himself afterward."

What do we mean by saying that existence precedes essence? We mean that man first of all exists, encounters himself, surges up in the world-and defines himself afterward.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "the worst part about being lied to is knowing you werent worth the truth"

the worst part about being lied to is knowing you werent worth the truth



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "I think of death only with tranquility, as an end. I refuse to let death hamper life. Death must enter life only to define it."

I think of death only with tranquility, as an end. I refuse to let death hamper life. Death must enter life only to define it.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "Sometimes the truth is too simple for intellectuals."

Sometimes the truth is too simple for intellectuals.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "Hell is other people at breakfast."

Hell is other people at breakfast.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "Man is what he wills himself to be."

Man is what he wills himself to be.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices."

Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "There is only one day left, always starting over: It is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk."

There is only one day left, always starting over: It is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "We must act out passion before we can feel it."

We must act out passion before we can feel it.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "If you are not already dead, forgive. Rancor is heavy, it is worldly; leave it on earth: die light."

If you are not already dead, forgive. Rancor is heavy, it is worldly; leave it on earth: die light.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "It is not a matter of indifference whether we like oysters or clams, snails or shrimp, if only we know how to unravel the existential significance of these foods."

It is not a matter of indifference whether we like oysters or clams, snails or shrimp, if only we know how to unravel the existential significance of these foods.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "Imagination is not an empirical or superadded power of consciousness, it is the whole of consciousness as it realizes its freedom."

Imagination is not an empirical or superadded power of consciousness, it is the whole of consciousness as it realizes its freedom.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "The best work is not what is most difficult for you; it is what you do best."

The best work is not what is most difficult for you; it is what you do best.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "I am going to outlive myself. Eat, sleep, sleep, eat. Exist slowly, softly, like these trees, like a puddle of water, like the red bench in the streetcar."

I am going to outlive myself. Eat, sleep, sleep, eat. Exist slowly, softly, like these trees, like a puddle of water, like the red bench in the streetcar.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "The aim of language...is to communicate...to impart to others the results one has obtained...As I talk, I reveal the situation...I reveal it to myself and to others in order to change it."

The aim of language...is to communicate...to impart to others the results one has obtained...As I talk, I reveal the situation...I reveal it to myself and to others in order to change it.



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

Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them."

Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team."

In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance."

Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "When the rich [and politically powerful] make war, it's the poor [and politically weak] who die."

When the rich [and politically powerful] make war, it's the poor [and politically weak] who die.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "I had spent my time counterfeiting eternity."

I had spent my time counterfeiting eternity.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "There are two ways of destroying a people. Either condemn them en bloc or force them to repudiate the leaders they adopted. The second is the worse."

There are two ways of destroying a people. Either condemn them en bloc or force them to repudiate the leaders they adopted. The second is the worse.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "I respect orders but I respect myself too and I do not obey foolish rules made especially to humiliate me."

I respect orders but I respect myself too and I do not obey foolish rules made especially to humiliate me.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "If you want to deserve Hell, you need only stay in bed. The world is iniquity; if you accept it, you are an accomplice, if you change it you are an executioner."

If you want to deserve Hell, you need only stay in bed. The world is iniquity; if you accept it, you are an accomplice, if you change it you are an executioner.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "That’s what existence means: draining one’s own self dry without the sense of thirst."

That’s what existence means: draining one’s own self dry without the sense of thirst.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist."

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact."

We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact.



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

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 Quotes: "The individual's duty is to do what he wants to do, to think whatever he likes, to be accountable to no one but himself, to challenge every idea and every person."

The individual's duty is to do what he wants to do, to think whatever he likes, to be accountable to no one but himself, to challenge every idea and every person.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "To choose not to choose is still to act."

To choose not to choose is still to act.



Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes: "Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete."

Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete.