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    jean paul sartre Quotes

    Do you think that I count the days? There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: alone  bad  company 
     
    She believed in nothing. Only her scepticism kept her from being an atheist.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: atheist 
     
    Like all dreamers I confuse disenchantment with truth.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: truth 
     
    When the rich wage war it's the poor who die.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: poor  die  war 
     
    We are our choices.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: choice 
     
    Freedom is what we do with what is done to us.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: freedom 
     
    Better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: live  die 
     
    Man is condemned to be free. Condemned because he did not create himself, yet is nevertheless at liberty, and from the moment he is thrown into this world he is responsible for everything he does.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: men  world  moment  liberty 
     
    I am alone in the midst of these happy, reasonable voices. All these creatures spend their time explaining, realizing happily that they agree with each other. In Heaven's name, why is it so important to think the same things all together.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: time  alone  heaven 
     
    Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: nature  men  choice 
     
    I confused things with their names: that is belief.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: belief 
     
    We do not judge the people we love.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: people 
     
    Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: meaning  moment  illusion 
     
    I want to leave, to go somewhere where I should be really in my place, where I would fit in . . . but my place is nowhere; I am unwanted.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    I never could bear the idea of anyone's expecting something from me. It always made me want to do just the opposite.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: ideas 
     
    We must act out passion before we can feel it.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: passion 
     
    We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: radical 
     
    Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: chance  weakness  die 
     
    Hell is other people at breakfast.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: people  hell  breakfast 
     
    What do we mean by saying that existence precedes essence? We mean that man first of all exists, encounters himself, surges up in the world-and defines himself afterward.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: men  existence  saying 
     
    Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: freedom 
     
    Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: live 
     
    There may be more beautiful times, but this one is ours.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: time  beautiful 
     
    Anything, anything would be better than this agony of mind, this creeping pain that gnaws and fumbles and caresses one and never hurts quite enough.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: pain  hurt  mind 
     
    If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: alone  bad  company 
     
    Life has no meaning a priori" It is up to you to give it a meaning, and value is nothing but the meaning that you choose.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: meaning  value 
     
    Man is nothing else but what he purposes, he exists only in so far as he realizes himself, he is therefore nothing else but the sum of his actions, nothing else but what his life is.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: men  action 
     
    Every word has consequences. Every silence, too.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    I am going to outlive myself. Eat, sleep, sleep, eat. Exist slowly, softly, like these trees, like a puddle of water, like the red bench in the streetcar.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: sleep  water 
     
    Handing over a bank note is enough to make a bicycle belong to me, but my entire life is needed to realize this possession.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    The absurd man will not commit suicide; he wants to live, without relinquishing any of his certainty, without a future, without hope, without illusions " and without resignation either. He stares at death with passionate attention and this fascination liberates him. He experiences the "divine irresponsibility" of the condemned man.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: evil 
     
    When rich people fight wars with one another, poor people are the ones to die.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: people  fight  poor  die  war 
     
    I am. I am, I exist, I think, therefore I am; I am because I think, why do I think? I don't want to think any more, I am because I think that I don't want to be, I think that I . . . because . . . ugh!
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    I exist. It is soft, so soft, so slow. And light: it seems as though it suspends in the air. It moves.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: atheist 
     
    I felt myself in a solitude so frightful that I contemplated suicide. What held me back was the idea that no one, absolutely no one, would be moved by my death, that I would be even more alone in death than in life.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
    tags: death  suicide  solitude  alone  ideas 
     
    My thought is me: that's why I can't stop. I exist because I think" and I can't stop myself from thinking. At this very moment - it's frightful - if I exist, it is because I am horrified at existing. I am the one who pulls myself from the nothingness to which I aspire.
    — Jean Paul Sartre
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