Quotes by Jean-Paul Sartre

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Hell is other people.
Words are loaded pistols.
We do not judge the people we love.
Existence precedes and rules essence.
I hate victims who respect their executioners.
When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
I confused things with their names: that is belief.
Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
Words are more treacherous and powerful than we think.
Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.
Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices.
The existentialist declares willingly that man is anguish.
If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
I have no need for good souls: an accomplice is what I wanted.
No finite point has meaning without an infinite reference point.
All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books.
I tell you in truth: all men are Prophets or else God does not exist.
You must be afraid, my son. That is how one becomes an honest citizen.
Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal.
She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist.
When rich people fight wars with one another, poor people are the ones to die.
Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete.
As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become.
Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong.
We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact.
That God does not exist, I cannot deny, That my whole being cries out for God I cannot forget.
For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it.
Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear.
What do I care about Jupiter? Justice is a human issue, and I do not need a god to teach it to me.
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
My thought is me: that is why I cannot stop thinking. I exist because I think I cannot keep from thinking.
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.
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.
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.
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