Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes

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

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

Everything has been figured out, except how to live... view

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

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

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

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

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

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

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

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

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

Every age has its own poetry.. view

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

Acting is happy agony... view

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

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

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

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

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

Existence precedes and rules essence... view

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

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

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

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

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

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

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

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

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

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

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them.. view

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

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

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

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

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

I say a murder is abstract. You pull the trigger and after that you do not understand anything that happens... view

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

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

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

I have no need for good souls: an accomplice is what I wanted... view

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

I hate victims who respect their executioners... view

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

I do not believe in God.. view

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

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... view

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

I am not virtuous. Our sons will be if we shed enough blood to give them the right to be... view

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

Hell is other people... view

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

God is absence. God is the solitude of man... view

By: 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... view

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

Words are more treacherous and powerful than we think... view

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

I confused things with their names: that is belief... view

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

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

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

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

By: 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... view

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

It is only in our decisions that we are important... view

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

Words are loaded pistols... view

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

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

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

If literature isn't everything, it's not worth a single hour of someone's trouble... view

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

Who can exhaust a man? Who knows a man's resources?.. view

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

She believed in nothing.. view

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

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

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

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

By: Jean-Paul Sartre