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Jean-Paul Sartre – 28 Quotes

 

28 Quotes by Jean-Paul Sartre

 

Every age has its own poetry in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


If you are lonely when you’re alone, you are in bad company.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


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.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


The best work is not what is most difficult for you it is what you do best.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


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.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


Acting is a question of absorbing other people’s personalities and adding some of your own experience.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


The poor don’t know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


God is absence. God is the solitude of man.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


I do not believe in God his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


I tell you in truth: all men are Prophets or else God does not exist.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


That God does not exist, I cannot deny, That my whole being cries out for God I cannot forget.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


What do I care about Jupiter? Justice is a human issue, and I do not need a god to teach it to me.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


Ah! yes, I know: those who see me rarely trust my word: I must look too intelligent to keep it.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


Everything has been figured out, except how to live.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


We do not judge the people we love.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


I hate victims who respect their executioners.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


Total war is no longer war waged by all members of one national community against all those of another. It is total… because it may well involve the whole world.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I’m still waiting, it’s all been to seduce women basically.

– Jean-Paul Sartre


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