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Jean-paul Sartre Quotes

A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.

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

Acting is happy agony.

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

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

All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books.

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

Being is. Being is in-itself. Being is what it is.

Better to have beasts that let themselves be killed than men who run away.

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.

Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.

Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete.

Existence precedes and rules essence.

Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them.

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

For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it.

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

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.

God is absence. God is the solitude of man.