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Simone de Beauvoir
(1908-1986) born on
Jan 09
French writer. She was noted for her attack on the inferior role of women in "The Second Sex," 1949.
         
   
F
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.

R
The fact that we are human beings is infinitely more important than all the peculiarities that distinguish human beings from one another.
A
Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
N
One is not born a genius. One becomes a genius.
K
Patience is one of those "feminine" qualities which have their origin in our oppression but should be preserved after our liberation.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Les Belles Images," ch. 3 (1966; tr. 1968).
R: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: "The Second Sex," 1949.
K: In "Marie-Claire," Interview by Alice Schwarzer, Oct. 1976.
   


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