Jean-Paul Sartre Quotes
far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what
they can become.
Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices.
All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure
All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books.
In love, one and one are one.
Man is condemned to be free.
To believe is to know you believe, and to know you believe is not to
We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are
- that is the fact.
Every man is condemned to freedom.
Existence precedes and rules essence.
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.
As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what
they can become.
Being is. Being is in-itself. Being is what it is.
Better to have beasts that let themselves be killed than men who run
Commitment is an act, not a word.
Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of
weakness, and dies by chance.
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that
which is concrete.
If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer
have anything to fear.
For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and
sufficient for one to recount it.
Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
God is absence. God is the solitude of man.
Hell is other people.
I confused things with their names: that is belief.
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 hate victims who respect their executioners.
I tell you in truth: all men are Prophets or else God does not exist.
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.
If literature isn't everything, it's not worth a single hour of
If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
It is only in our decisions that we are important.
Life begins on the other side of despair.
Life has no meaning the moment you loose the illusion of being eternal.
Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.