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18 Famous Quotes by Simone de Beauvoir
1/9/1908 - 4/14/1986
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When we abolish the slavery of half of humanity, together with the whole system of hypocrisy it implies, then the "division" of humanity will reveal its genuine significance and the human couple will find its true form.

Hypocrisy Quotes, by Simone de Beauvoir

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To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object.

Acceptance Quotes, by Simone de Beauvoir

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When we abolish the slavery of half of humanity, together with the whole system of hypocrisy it implies, then the "division" of humanity will reveal its genuine significance and the human couple will find its true form.

Slavery Quotes, by Simone de Beauvoir

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Buying is a profound pleasure.

Buying Quotes, by Simone de Beauvoir

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It's only arrogance if you're wrong

Arrogance Quotes, by Simone de Beauvoir

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Few tasks are more like the torture of Sisyphus than housework, with its endless repetition: the clean becomes soiled, the soiled is made clean, over and over, day after day

Housework Quotes, by Simone de Beauvoir

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One is not born a woman, one becomes one.

Women Quotes, by Simone de Beauvoir , Source: The Second Sex

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I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth - and truth rewarded me.

Comfort Quotes, by Simone de Beauvoir

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There is no justification for present existence other than its expansion into an indefinitely open future.

Justification Quotes, by Simone de Beauvoir

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One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius.

Inspirational Quotes, by Simone de Beauvoir

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In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious, a man among men.

Art and artists Quotes, by Simone de Beauvoir

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It's frightening to think that you mark your children merely by being yourself. It seems unfair. You can't assume the responsibility for everything you do --or don't do.

Children / youth Quotes, by Simone de Beauvoir

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One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.

Existence Quotes, by Simone de Beauvoir

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Buying is a profound pleasure.

Finance and economics Quotes, by Simone de Beauvoir

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I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.

Freedom Quotes, by Simone de Beauvoir

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Few tasks are more like the torture of Sisyphus than housework, with its endless repetition: the clean becomes soiled, the soiled is made clean, over and over, day after day.

Housework Quotes, by Simone de Beauvoir

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To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object.

Negativity Quotes, by Simone de Beauvoir

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Simone de Beauvoir

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