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The Best Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes

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A list of the best Jean-Paul Sartre quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Jean-Paul Sartre quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Jean-Paul Sartre quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Jean-Paul Sartre should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Jean-Paul Sartre quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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    Hell is other people. Jean-Paul Sartre

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    Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. Jean-Paul Sartre

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    Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you. Jean-Paul Sartre

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    If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company. Jean-Paul Sartre

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    Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat. Jean-Paul Sartre

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    I hate victims who respect their executioners. Jean-Paul Sartre

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    Life begins on the other side of despair. Jean-Paul Sartre

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    When the rich wage war it is the poor who die. Jean-Paul Sartre

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    Everything has been figured out, except how to live. Jean-Paul Sartre

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    We mean that man first of all exists, encounters himself, surges up in the world – and defines himself afterwards. Jean-Paul Sartre

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    Words are loaded pistols. Jean-Paul Sartre

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    Everything comes to us from others. To Be is to belong to someone. Jean-Paul Sartre

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    Three o clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do. Jean-Paul Sartre

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

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    It is only in our decisions that we are important. Jean-Paul Sartre

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    I am responsible for everything except for my very responsibility, for I am not the foundation of my being. Therefore everything takes place as if I were compelled to be responsible. I am abandoned in the world... in the sense that I find myself suddenly alone and without help, engaged in a world for which I bear the whole responsibility without being able, whatever I do, to tear myself away from this responsibility for an instant. Jean-Paul Sartre

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    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. Jean-Paul Sartre

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    The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity. Jean-Paul Sartre

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

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    We must act out passion before we can feel it. Jean-Paul Sartre

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    If literature isn't everything, it's not worth a single hour of someone's trouble. Jean-Paul Sartre

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    Nothingness lies coiled at the heart of being like a worm Jean-Paul Sartre

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    To eat is to appropriate by destruction. Jean-Paul Sartre

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    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. Jean-Paul Sartre

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    Man is a useless passion. Jean-Paul Sartre

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    Being is. Being is in-itself. Being is what it is. Jean-Paul Sartre

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    All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure. Jean-Paul Sartre

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