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Simone de Beauvoir
January 9, 1908 - April 14, 1986
Nationality: French
Category: Writer
Subcategory: French Writer

Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable.


To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job.


The most mediocre of males feels himself a demigod as compared with women.


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.


Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male's superiority.


Why one man rather than another? It was odd. You find yourself involved with a fellow for life just because he was the one that you met when you were nineteen.


One is not born a woman, but becomes one.


Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.


This has always been a man's world, and none of the reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate.


In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.


Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself; if all it does is maintain itself, then living is only not dying.

    Topics: Life

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


If you live long enough, you'll see that every victory turns into a defeat.


Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.


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