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Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes

(1905-1980), French Writer, Philosopher

All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure.

Category: Action

It is only in our decisions that we are important.

Category: Decisions

Life begins on the other side of despair.

Category: Despair

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.

Category: Existence

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

Category: Fascism

To eat is to appropriate by destruction.

Category: Food And Eating

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

Category: Freedom

The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.

Category: Generosity

Generosity is nothing else than a craze to possess. All which I abandon, all which I give, I enjoy in a higher manner through the fact that I give it away. To give is to enjoy possessively the object which one gives.

Category: Generosity

Hell is other people.

Category: Hell

Man is a useless passion.

Category: Humankind

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

Category: Life And Living

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.

Category: Life And Living

If literature isn't everything, it's not worth a single hour of someone's trouble.

Category: Literature

If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.

Category: Loneliness