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Jean-Paul Sartre

1905-1980 ,  French philosopher
Jean-Paul SartreFrench novelist, playwright, and exponent of Existentialism ( philosophy acclaiming the freedom of the individual human being) and phenomenology, and one of the leading figures in 20th-century French philosophy and Marxism.
Sartre was also noted for his open relationship with prominent feminist theorist Simone de Beauvoir. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1964, but he declined it.

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There are no innocent victims.

You must be afraid, my son. That is how one becomes an honest citizen.

I love you very much, my dear Beaver.

his last words to his partner Simone de Beauvoir

Hell is other people.

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

There may be more beautiful times, but this one is ours.

Life begins on the other side of despair.

Like all dreamers I confuse disenchantment with truth.

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.

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

In love, one and one are one.

I exist, that is all, and I find it nauseating.

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

I had found my religion: nothing seemed more important to me than a book. I saw the library as a temple.

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

I hate victims who respect their executioners.

The past is the luxury of proprietors.

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

Nothingness haunts being.

Man is condemned to be free.

Man is a useless passion.

Ah! Do not judge the gods, young man, they have painful secrets.

A man is what he wills himself to be.

When the rich make war, it's the poor that die.

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