Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul-Charles-Aymard Sartre (/ˈsɑːrtrə/; French: [saʁtʁ]; 21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980) was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology, and one of the leading figures in 20th-century French philosophy and Marxism. His work has also influenced sociology, critical theory, post-colonial theory, and literary studies, and continues to influence these disciplines. Sartre has also been noted for his open relationship with the prominent feminist theorist Simone de Beauvoir. Together, Sartre and de Beauvoir challenged the cultural and social assumptions and expectations of their upbringings, which they considered bourgeois, in both lifestyle and thought. The conflict between oppressive, spiritually destructive conformity (mauvaise foi, literally, "bad fa... More


Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes

Jean-Paul Sartre #Alone

If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
Jean-Paul Sartre #Best #Work

The best work is not what is most difficult for you it is what you do best.
Jean-Paul Sartre #Dreams #Truth

Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.
Jean-Paul Sartre #Experience

Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.
Jean-Paul Sartre #Failure

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

Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear.
Jean-Paul Sartre #Finance

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

I do not believe in God his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men.
Jean-Paul Sartre #God

God is absence. God is the solitude of man.
Jean-Paul Sartre #God

That God does not exist, I cannot deny, That my whole being cries out for God I cannot forget.
Jean-Paul Sartre #God

What do I care about Jupiter? Justice is a human issue, and I do not need a god to teach it to me.
Jean-Paul Sartre #God #Truth

I tell you in truth: all men are Prophets or else God does not exist.
Jean-Paul Sartre #Intelligence #Trust

Ah! yes, I know: those who see me rarely trust my word: I must look too intelligent to keep it.
Jean-Paul Sartre #Life

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

We do not judge the people we love.
Jean-Paul Sartre #Men

As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become.
Jean-Paul Sartre #Men

It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.
Jean-Paul Sartre #Alone

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.
Jean-Paul Sartre #Nature

Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices.
Jean-Paul Sartre #Politics #Science

Politics is a science. You can demonstrate that you are right and that others are wrong.
Jean-Paul Sartre #Respect

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

Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.
Jean-Paul Sartre #War

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
Jean-Paul Sartre #Women

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.
Jean-Paul Sartre #Death

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.