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Best Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes





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.

Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.

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

Life begins on the other side of despair.

Man is not the sum of what he has already, but rather the sum of what he does not yet have, of what he could have.

Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.

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

A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.

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

Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.

When rich people fight wars with one another, poor people are the ones to die.

I have no need for good souls: an accomplice is what I wanted.

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

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.

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.

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.

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

Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices.

Words are more treacherous and powerful than we think.

I hate victims who respect their executioners.

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

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

Commitment is an act, not a word.

One always dies too soon or too late. And yet, life is there, finished: the line is drawn, and it must all be added up. You are nothing other than your life.

I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them; if I refuse to satisfy them, they infect the whole soul.

One cannot become a saint when one works sixteen hours a day.

My thought is me: that is why I cannot stop thinking. I exist because I think I cannot keep from thinking.


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