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Acceptance
Engrave this Quote To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object.
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-Simone de Beauvoir
Age
Engrave this Quote Since it is the Other within us who is old, it is natural that the revelation of our age should come to us from outside --from others. We do not accept it willingly.
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Engrave this Quote It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
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Art
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Change
Engrave this Quote Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
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Equality
Engrave this Quote The most mediocre of males feels himself a demigod as compared with women.
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Genius
Engrave this Quote One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius.
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Guilt
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Home
Engrave this Quote The ideal of happiness has always taken material form in the house, whether cottage or castle; it stands for permanence and separation from the world.
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Marriage
Engrave this Quote To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job.
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Engrave this Quote The curse which lies upon marriage is that too often the individuals are joined in their weakness rather than in their strength -- each asking from the other instead of finding pleasure in giving.
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-Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex, bk. 2, pt. 5, ch. 2 (1949)
Maturity
Engrave this Quote What is an adult? A child blown up by age.
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Men & Women
Engrave this Quote Let women be provided with living strength of their own. Let them have the means to attack the world and wrest from it their own subsistence, and their dependence will be abolished -- that of man also.
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Engrave this Quote On the day when it will be possible for woman to love not in her weakness but in strength, not to escape herself but to find herself, not to abase herself but to assert herself -- on that day love will become for her, as for man, a source of life...
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Oppression
Engrave this Quote All oppression creates a state of war.
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Parenting
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Retirement
Engrave this Quote Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.
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Service
Engrave this Quote One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
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Sex
Engrave this Quote Sex pleasure in woman is a kind of magic spell; it demands complete abandon; if words or movements oppose the magic of caresses, the spell is broken.
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Shopping
Engrave this Quote Buying is a profound pleasure.
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Society
Engrave this Quote Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable.
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Stubbornness
Engrave this Quote In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.
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-Simone de Beauvoir, The Ethics of Ambiguity, 1948
Truth
Engrave this Quote I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for the truth; and truth rewarded me.
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War
Engrave this Quote If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.
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-Simone de Beauvoir, All Men are Mortal, 1946
Women
Engrave this Quote When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior.
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