"Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male's superiority."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Simone de Beauvoir on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Simone de Beauvoir on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Simone de Beauvoir on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Simone de Beauvoir on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Simone de Beauvoir on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."