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Summary

Jean-Paul Sartre (born as Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre in Paris, France, died in Paris, France) was a famous Philosopher from France, who lived between June 21, 1905 and April 15, 1980.

Biography

Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre was a French author, philosopher and existentialist. He was declared the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1964, but declined to receive it.

Sartre was born in Paris, the son of naval officer Jean-Baptiste Sartre (1874-1906). His mother Anne-Marie Schweitzer (1882-1969) was of German-Alsatian origin, and was cousin of the German Peace Prize winner Albert Schweitzer. His father died of a tropical disease 15 months after Jean-Paul was born, and his young mother went to her parents, where he grew up under the influence of his grandfather Charles Schweitzer, a lecturer in German, who was teaching grandson home. First, as 10-year-old Jean-Paul was sent to school at the prestigious high school Lycée Henri-IV.

In 1917 her mother married himself again, and moved with her new husband to La Rochelle - an event that came out strongly on Jean-Paul. When his grandfather discovered that the then 12 year old Jean-Paul had stolen from household money to buy candy to be popular with his classmates, he broke with him.

In 1920 he was sent back to Paris, and continued to go to Henri-IV as a boarding student. Here he became acquainted with the later writer Paul Nizan, who introduced him to contemporary literature. In 1922 he took his baccalauréat and decided, along with Nizan, trying to get into the elite school École Normale Supérieure. They therefore began at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand, since preparation classes for the École Normale Supérieure where supposedly was better than Henri IV.

Sartre is known as one of the founders of existentialism. Being and nothingness and the Critique of dialectical reason is considered to be his two major philosophical work.

Debut novel Nausea (La nausea) was published 1938 and later Sartre produced a host of philosophical, literary and political works until his death. After World War II, he began to publish its own journal, Les Temps modernes, along with Simone de Beauvoir, his life partner.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 59 quotes who is written / told by Jean-Paul, under the main topic Life.

Related authors: Albert Schweitzer, Søren Kierkegaard, Simone de Beauvoir, Martin Heidegger

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Paul_Sartre

Famous quotes by Jean-Paul Sartre (59)


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"Everything has been figured out, except how to live"
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"The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity"
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"The existentialist says at once that man is anguish"
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"You must be afraid, my son. That is how one becomes an honest citizen"
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"Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do"
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"Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does"
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"If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company"
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"If literature isn't everything, it's not worth a single hour of someone's trouble"
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"All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure"
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"Ah! yes, I know: those who see me rarely trust my word: I must look too intelligent to keep it"
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"Acting is happy agony"
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"Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience"
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"A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost"
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"Generosity is nothing else than a craze to possess. All which I abandon, all which I give, I enjoy in a higher manner through the fact that I give it away. To give is to enjoy possessively the object which one gives"
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"Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you"
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"For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it"
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"Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear"
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"Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them"
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"Existence precedes and rules essence"
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"Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete"
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"Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance"
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"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"
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"Commitment is an act, not a word"
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"Better to have beasts that let themselves be killed than men who run away"
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"Being is. Being is in-itself. Being is what it is"
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"As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become"
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"All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books"
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"Words are more treacherous and powerful than we think"
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"Words are loaded pistols"
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"Who can exhaust a man? Who knows a man's resources?"
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"When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die"
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"When rich people fight wars with one another, poor people are the ones to die"
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"What do I care about Jupiter? Justice is a human issue, and I do not need a god to teach it to me"
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"We must act out passion before we can feel it"
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"We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact"
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"We do not judge the people we love"
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"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"
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"Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat"
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"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"
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"One cannot become a saint when one works sixteen hours a day"
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"One always dies too soon or too late. And yet, life is there, finished: the line is drawn, and it must all be added up. You are nothing other than your life"
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"Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat"
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"No finite point has meaning without an infinite reference point"
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"Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characters of the other, is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavor"
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"My thought is me: that is why I cannot stop thinking. I exist because I think I cannot keep from thinking"
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"Man is not the sum of what he has already, but rather the sum of what he does not yet have, of what he could have"
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"Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices"
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"I tell you in truth: all men are Prophets or else God does not exist"
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"I say a murder is abstract. You pull the trigger and after that you do not understand anything that happens"
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"I have no need for good souls: an accomplice is what I wanted"
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"I hate victims who respect their executioners"
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"I do not believe in God; his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men"
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"I confused things with their names: that is belief"
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"I am not virtuous. Our sons will be if we shed enough blood to give them the right to be"
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"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"
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"Hell is other people"
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"God is absence. God is the solitude of man"
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"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"
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"There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk"


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