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Simone de Beauvoir

1908-1986. French novelist and essayist.

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

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

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

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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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All oppression creates a state of war.

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

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Buying is a profound pleasure.

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What is an adult? A child blown up by age.

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