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Simone de Beauvoir



    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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    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.

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

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    One is not born a woman, one becomes one.

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

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    No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility

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    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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