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Simone de Beauvoir
Simone de Beauvoir
(1908 - 1986)
French author and philosopher.
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The role of a retired person is no longer to possess one.
- Simone de Beauvoir | Aging and Old Age Quotes
The role of a retired person is no longer to possess one.
- Simone de Beauvoir | Retirement Quotes
One is not born a woman - one becomes one.
- Simone de Beauvoir | Women Quotes
It's not a very big step from contentment to complacency.
- Simone de Beauvoir | Acceptance Quotes
In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.
- Simone de Beauvoir | Acceptance Quotes
One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation, and compassion.
- Simone de Beauvoir | Helping Other People Quotes
The fact that we are human beings is infinitely more important than all the peculiarities that distinguish human beings from one another.
- Simone de Beauvoir | Helping Other People Quotes
That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.
- Simone de Beauvoir | Helping Other People Quotes
One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
- Simone de Beauvoir | Faith and Unity Quotes
Living by proxy is always a precarious expedient.
- Simone de Beauvoir | Self-Reliance Quotes
Let women be provided with living strength of their own.
- Simone de Beauvoir | Self-Reliance Quotes
There is no justification for present existence other than its expansion into an indefinitely open future.
- Simone de Beauvoir | The Present Quotes
One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius.
- Simone de Beauvoir | Positive Quotes
If you haven't been happy very young, you can still be happy later on, but it's much harder. You need more luck.
- Simone de Beauvoir | Positive Quotes
Those interested in perpetuating present conditions are always in tears about the marvelous past that is about to disappear, without having so much as a smile for the young future.
- Simone de Beauvoir | Creating Positive Change Quotes
You can't assume the responsibility for everything you do-or don't do.
- Simone de Beauvoir | Goals Quotes
Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.
- Simone de Beauvoir | Courage Quotes
Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
- Simone de Beauvoir | Getting Going Quotes
If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.
- Simone de Beauvoir | Success Quotes
Live with no time out.
- Simone de Beauvoir | No pressure, no diamonds. Quotes


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