Quotes by Jean-Paul Sartre

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