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44 Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes on Life (FREEDOM)

Top 10 Most Famous Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes (BEST)

Do you think that I count the days There is only one day left, always starting over it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.
Do you think that I count the days? There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.
If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
If you are lonely when you’re alone, you are in bad company.
Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.
Better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees.
Better to die on one’s feet than to live on one’s knees.
Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.
Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat.
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. It is up to you to give (life) a meaning.
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. It is up to you to give (life) a meaning.
Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.
Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.
I'm going to smile, and my smile will sink down into your pupils, and heaven knows what it will become.
I’m going to smile, and my smile will sink down into your pupils, and heaven knows what it will become.
Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.
Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.
When the rich wage war it's the poor who die.
When the rich wage war it’s the poor who die.

14 Inspirational Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes About Life

Life has no meaning… It is up to you to give it a meaning, and value is nothing but the meaning that you choose.
Life has no meaning… It is up to you to give it a meaning, and value is nothing but the meaning that you choose.
We must act out passion before we can feel it.
We must act out passion before we can feel it.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Commitment is an act, not a word.
Commitment is an act, not a word.
As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become.
As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become.
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.
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.
Life begins on the other side of despair.
Life begins on the other side of despair.
There may be more beautiful times, but this one is ours.
There may be more beautiful times, but this one is ours.
It is only in our decisions that we are important.
It is only in our decisions that we are important.
All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books.
All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books.
I am going to outlive myself. Eat, sleep, sleep, eat. Exist slowly, softly, like these trees, like a puddle of water, like the red bench in the streetcar.
I am going to outlive myself. Eat, sleep, sleep, eat. Exist slowly, softly, like these trees, like a puddle of water, like the red bench in the streetcar.
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.
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.
One cannot become a saint when one works sixteen hours a day.
One cannot become a saint when one works sixteen hours a day.
You are – your life, and nothing else.
You are – your life, and nothing else.

13 Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes that will Make You Think (WISDOM)

“My thought is me: that’s why I can’t stop. I exist because I think… and I can’t stop myself from thinking. At this very moment – it’s frightful – if I exist, it is because I am horrified at existing. I am the one who pulls myself from the nothingness to which I aspire.”

Jean-Paul Sartre
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
That God does not exist, I cannot deny, That my whole being cries out for God I cannot forget.
That God does not exist, I cannot deny, That my whole being cries out for God I cannot forget.
Like all dreamers I confuse disenchantment with truth.
Like all dreamers I confuse disenchantment with truth.
A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.
A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.
Smooth and smiling faces everywhere, but ruin in their eyes.
Smooth and smiling faces everywhere, but ruin in their eyes.
Our responsibility is much greater than we might have supposed, because it involves all mankind.
Our responsibility is much greater than we might have supposed, because it involves all mankind.
It is therefore senseless to think of complaining since nothing foreign has decided what we feel, what we live, or what we are.
It is therefore senseless to think of complaining since nothing foreign has decided what we feel, what we live, or what we are.
We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact.
We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are – that is the fact.
Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.
Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.
No finite point has meaning without an infinite reference point.
No finite point has meaning without an infinite reference point.
It is certain that we cannot escape anguish, for we are anguish.
It is certain that we cannot escape anguish, for we are anguish.
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.
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.

3 Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes About Love

“It’s quite an undertaking to start loving somebody. You have to have energy, generosity, blindness. There is even a moment right at the start where you have to jump across an abyss: if you think about it you don’t do it.”

Jean-Paul Sartre
In love, one and one are one.
In love, one and one are one.
Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characters of the other, is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavor.
Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characters of the other, is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavor.

4 Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes on God and Atheism

I do not believe in God; his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men.
I do not believe in God; his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men.
God is absence. God is the solitude of man.
God is absence. God is the solitude of man.
She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist.
She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist.
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.
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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