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10 inspiring quotes by Simone de Beauvoir

10 inspiring quotes by Simone de Beauvoir

10 inspiring quotes by Simone de Beauvoir about freedom of choice, love, compassion and being a woman…

  1. “One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, and compassion”
  2. “People seem to think that if you keep your head empty you automatically fill your balls.” The Mandarins
  3. “We will not let ourselves be intimidated by the number and violence of attacks against women; nor be fooled by the self-serving praise showered on the “real woman”; nor be won over by men’s enthusiasm for her destiny, a destiny they would not for the world want to share.” The Second Sex
  4. “I tried to love you less. I couldn’t.” The Mandarins
  5. “Being on the fringes of the world is not the best place for someone who intends to re-create it: here again, to go beyond the given, one must be deeply rooted in it. Personal accomplishments are almost impossible in human categories collectively kept in an inferior situation”
  6. “To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself”
  7. “Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay” 
  8. “One cannot conduct a correct life in a society which is not”
  9. “To exist is to dare to throw oneself into the world
  10. “What would Prince Charming have for occupation if he had not to awaken the Sleeping beauty?” The Second Sex

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