Simone De Beauvoir Quotes

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Simone De Beauvoir

It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills. (Le deuxieme sexe)
Risk | Simone De Beauvoir quote

That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.
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It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living.
Knowledge | Simone De Beauvoir quote

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for the truth; and truth rewarded me.
Simone De Beauvoir 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.
Simone De Beauvoir 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.
Simone De Beauvoir quote

One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius.
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One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.
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French novelist and feminist, 1908-86

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Simone De Beauvoir Keywords

Feminist, Novelist, French
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