Quotes by Jean-Paul Sartre

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When rich people fight wars with one another, poor people are the ones to die.
Existence precedes and rules essence.
L'existence précède l'essence.
I tell you in truth: all men are Prophets or else God does not exist.
Words are loaded pistols.
Elle ne croyait à rien; seul, son scepticisme l'empêchait d'être athée.
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.
Plus absurde est la vie, moins supportable la mort.
Non credeva in nulla; tuttavia, il suo scetticismo le impediva di essere atea.
Quelques heures ou quelques années d'attente c'est tout pareil, quand on a perdu l'illusion d'être éternel.
Je 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.
Ces 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.
Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
No finite point has meaning without an infinite reference point.
La glace m'avait appris ce que je savais depuis toujours : j'étais horriblement naturel. Je ne m'en suis jamais remis.
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
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.
Je ne serai pas modeste. Humble tant qu'on voudra, mais pas modeste. La modestie est la vertu des tièdes.
Words are more treacherous and powerful than we think.
La libertà è ciò che fai di ciò che ti è stato fatto.
L'homme est condamné à être libre.
We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact.
Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete.
Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal.
I have no need for good souls: an accomplice is what I wanted.
Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear.
Hell is other people.
Le monde est iniquité ; si tu l'acceptes tu es complice, si tu le changes, tu es bourreau.
As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become.
Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices.
Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.
You must be afraid, my son. That is how one becomes an honest citizen.
C'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.
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
That God does not exist, I cannot deny, That my whole being cries out for God I cannot forget.
Le Progrès, ce long chemin ardu qui mène jusqu'à moi.
Seuls les actes décident de ce qu'on a voulu.
The existentialist says at once that man is anguish.
For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it.
My thought is me: that is why I cannot stop thinking. I exist because I think I cannot keep from thinking.
I confused things with their names: that is belief.
She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist.
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.
When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
We do not judge the people we love.
All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books.
Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong.
Heinrich 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.
What do I care about Jupiter? Justice is a human issue, and I do not need a god to teach it to me.
Encore 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.
I hate victims who respect their executioners.
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