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Jean-Paul Sartre

(21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980 / Paris)

Quotations

  • ''Night is falling: at dusk, you must have good eyesight to be able to tell the Good Lord from the Devil.''
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. The Devil and the Good Lord, act 10, sc. 2, Gallimard (1951).
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  • ''I am not virtuous. Our sons will be if we shed enough blood to give them the right to be.''
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. The Devil and the Good Lord, act 3, sc. 5, Gallimard (1951).
  • ''It is too early to love. We will by the right to do so by shedding blood.''
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher,political activist. The Devil and the Good Lord, act 1, Gallimard (1951).
  • ''Your church is a whore: she sells her favors to the rich.''
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. The Devil and the Good Lord, act 1, Gallimard (1951).
  • ''I know only one Church: it is the society of men.''
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist,philosopher, political activist. The Devil and the Good Lord, act 1, Gallimard (1951).
  • ''Better to have beasts that let themselves be killed than men who run away.''
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist,philosopher, political activist. The Devil and the Good Lord, act 11, sc. 1, Gallimard (1951).
  • ''But, if it will help ease your irritated souls, please know, dearly departed,that you have ruined our lives.''
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, philosopher, dramatist, political activist. Aegistheus in The Flies, act 2, Gallimard (1947).
  • ''All-powerful god, who am I but the fear that I inspire in others?''
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, philosopher, dramatist, political activist. Aegistheus to Jupiter in The Flies, act 2, Gallimard (1947).
  • ''If you are not already dead, forgive. Rancor is heavy, it is worldly; leave it on earth: die light.''
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. The Devil and the Good Lord, act 1, Gallimard (1951).
  • ''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 (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. The Devil and the Good Lord, act 4, sc. 5, Gallimard (1951).

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