These Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes Expose The Harsh Truth Of Life

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Memorable Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes

These quotes by French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre will make you take a good look at yourself. His work spread ideas of existentialism and phenomenology to all those who would listen.

Sartre presents us with the cold, hard truth that we must face in order to understand our humanity. These deep quotes show us what we are really capable of, even if it's hard to accept.

Allow these Jean-Paul Sartre quotes to give you a newfound sense of wisdom. His brilliant philosophy has helped shape the lives of all those who are willing to listen. Open your mind and these touching quotes will guide you on your journey.

Worthwhile Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes

  • "Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal."

  • "Acting is happy agony."

  • "When the rich wage war it's the poor who die."

  • "If a victory is told in detail, one can no longer distinguish it from a defeat."

  • "Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does."

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

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

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

  • "Life begins on the other side of despair."

  • "If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company."

Noteworthy Quotes By Jean-Paul Sartre

  • "Commitment is an act, not a word."

  • "My thought is me: that is why I cannot stop thinking. I exist because I think I cannot keep from thinking."

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

  • "Everything has been figured out, except how to live."

  • "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."

  • "Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat."

  • "Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth."

  • "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."

  • "There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk."

  • "It is only in our decisions that we are important."

Best Jean Paul-Sartre Quotes

  • "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."

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

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

  • "Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices."

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

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

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

  • "Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do."

  • "Words are loaded pistols."

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

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