Quotes by Jean-Paul Sartre

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6032Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
6033Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.
6055The existentialist says at once that man is anguish.
6019Le monde est iniquité ; si tu l'acceptes tu es complice, si tu le changes, tu es bourreau.
6036We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact.
6037There 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.
6057Existence precedes and rules essence.
6018Je me moque du Diable ! Il reçoit les âmes, mais ce n'est pas lui qui les damne. Je ne daigne avoir affaire qu'à Dieu, les monstres et les saints ne relèvent que de lui.
6020Je ne serai pas modeste. Humble tant qu'on voudra, mais pas modeste. La modestie est la vertu des tièdes.
6053Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete.
6043When rich people fight wars with one another, poor people are the ones to die.
6029When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
6017L'homme est condamné à être libre.
6041She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist.
6013Quelques heures ou quelques années d'attente c'est tout pareil, quand on a perdu l'illusion d'être éternel.
6060What do I care about Jupiter? Justice is a human issue, and I do not need a god to teach it to me.
6058No finite point has meaning without an infinite reference point.
6034We do not judge the people we love.
6045I 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.
6027La glace m'avait appris ce que je savais depuis toujours : j'étais horriblement naturel. Je ne m'en suis jamais remis.
6052All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books.
6015Seuls les actes décident de ce qu'on a voulu.
6025Plus absurde est la vie, moins supportable la mort.
6028Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
6054I confused things with their names: that is belief.
6048Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong.
6023Ces trois philosophies [Descartes/Locke, Kant/Hegel, Marx] deviennent, chacune à son tour, l’humus de toute pensée particulière et l’horizon de toute culture, elles sont indépassables tant que le moment historique dont elles sont l’expression n’a pas été dépassé.
6030If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
6049Words are more treacherous and powerful than we think.
6039Words are loaded pistols.
6061For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it.
6051You must be afraid, my son. That is how one becomes an honest citizen.
6026Elle ne croyait à rien; seul, son scepticisme l'empêchait d'être athée.
6056That God does not exist, I cannot deny, That my whole being cries out for God I cannot forget.
6044I have no need for good souls: an accomplice is what I wanted.
6024Le Progrès, ce long chemin ardu qui mène jusqu'à moi.
6014C'est à partir du jour où l'on peut concevoir un autre état de choses qu'une lumière neuve tombe sur nos peines et sur nos souffrances et que nous décidons qu'elles sont insupportables.
6038I hate victims who respect their executioners.
6022Encore le jeu du pardon ? (Un temps.) C'est un jeu qui m'ennuie : je ne suis pas dans le coup. Je n'ai qualité ni pour condamner ni pour absoudre : c'est l'affaire de Dieu.
6040As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become.
6062I tell you in truth: all men are Prophets or else God does not exist.
6046Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal.
6059One 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.
6042Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear.
6021Heinrich disait « il a suffit que deux hommes se haïssent pour que la haine, de proche en proche, gagne tout l'univers. » Et moi, je dis, en vérité il suffit qu'un homme aime tous les hommes d'un amour sans partage pour que cet amour s'étende de proche en proche à toute l'humanité.
6035Hell is other people.
6050Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices.
6016L'existence précède l'essence.
6031Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
6047My thought is me: that is why I cannot stop thinking. I exist because I think I cannot keep from thinking.
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