10 Pieces of Philosophical Wisdom From Simone de Beauvoir

Recently, I read French feminist, intellectual, and existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir. I was blown away. Here are a few of my favorite quotes; I hope you find them as thought-provoking as I did.

  1. “No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility.”
  2. “I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth — and truth rewarded me.”
  3. “One’s life has value so long as one attributes value…



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Amélie Clements

Amélie Clements

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Therapist, former philosophy major, avid reader and optimist. I write about love, philosophy, self-improvement, and more.