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I think, therefore I am
Life has no meaning �a priori�... it is up to you to give it a meaning, and value is nothing but the meaning that you choose
Existence precedes and rules essence
The existentialist says at once that man is anguish
One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one's death, one dies one's life
I am I plus my circumstances
An �unemployed� existence is a worse negation of life than death itself
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow
I existed from all eternity and, behold, I am here; and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end
The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."