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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
The day knowledge was preferred to wisdom and mere usefulness to beauty. . . . Only a moral revolution -- not a social or a political revolution -- only a moral revolution would lead man back to his lost truth.

R
Since it is the Other within us who is old, it is natural that the revelation of our age should come to us from outside -- from others. We do not accept it willingly.
A
This has always been a man's world, and none of the reasons hitherto brought forward in explanation of this fact has seemed adequate.
N
There is no justification for present existence other than its expansion into an indefinitely open future.
K
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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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Les Belles Images," ch. 3, 1966.
R: "The Coming of Age," pt. 2, ch. 5 (1970; tr. 1972).
A: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
N: "The Second Sex," 1953.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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