Jean Paul Sartre Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old jean paul sartre quotes, jean paul sartre sayings, and jean paul sartre proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


One should commit no stupidity twice, the variety of choice is, in the end, large enough.      

Jean-Paul Sartre

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

In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

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.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

We do not judge the people we love.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

It is only in our decisions that we are important.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

Acting is happy agony.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

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

Jean-Paul Sartre

Life has no meaning the moment you loose the illusion of being eternal.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

Commitment is an act, not a word.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

He was free, free in every way, free to behave like a fool or a machine, free to accept, free to refuse, free to equivocate; to marry, to give up the game, to drag this death weight about with him for years to come. He could do what he liked, no one had the right to advise him, there would be for him no Good or Evil unless he thought them into being.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

Life begins on the other side of despair.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

As soon as there will exist for everyone a margin of real freedom beyond the production of life, Marxism will have lived out its span; a philosophy of freedom will take its place. But we have no means, no intellectual instrument, no concrete experience which allow us to conceive of this freedom or of this philosophy.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

Life begins on the other side of despair.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

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

Jean Paul Sartre

freedom only gives you something to be sorry for.     

Jean Paul Sartre

Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.     

Jean Paul Sartre

Once freedom lights its beacon in a man's heart, the gods are powerless against him     

Jean-Paul Sartre

To eat is to appropriate by destruction.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

In the football match, everything is complicated by the presence of the other team.     

Jean Paul Sartre

To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June     

Jean Paul Sartre

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

Jean-Paul Sartre

Life begins on the other side of despair.     

Jean-Paul Sartre