"All the idols made by man, however terrifying they may be, are in point of fact subordinate to him, and that is why he will always have it in his power to destroy them."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Simone de Beauvoir on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Simone de Beauvoir on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Simone de Beauvoir on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Simone de Beauvoir on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Simone de Beauvoir on Booker T. Washington
"What is an adult? A child blown up by age."
"It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time."
"To catch a husband is an art to hold him is a job."
"Art is an attempt to integrate evil."
"Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay."