In the same way as the tree bears the same fruit year after year, but each time new fruit, all lastingly valuable ideas in thinking must always be reborn.
Intuition is a method of feeling one's way intellectually into the inner heart of a thing to locate what is unique and inexpressive in it.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
As high as mind stands above nature, so high does the state stand above physical life. Man must therefore venerate the state as a secular deity. The march of God in the world, that is what the State is.
Experience by itself is not science.
Making itself intelligible is suicide for philosophy.
For the first time in my life, I took part in a real battle between men. The dead did not come to life again, the vanquished fled in disorder; every thrust of my lance helped save Carmona. That day, I would have died with a smile on my lips, certain of having contributed to a triumphant future for my city.
Simone De Beauvoir
It is the mission of the twentieth century to elucidate the irrational.
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
All art is a revolt against man's fate.
Life is the sum of all your choices.
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.
The stellar universe is not so difficult of comprehension as the real actions of other people.
In the name of policy, change your friends.
Charles De Gaulle
What is tolerance? -- it is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly -- that is the first law of nature.
Read in order to live.
Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
I fear not, I see not reason for fear. In the end we will be the victors. For though at times the flame of liberty may cease to shine, the ember will never expire.