"Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself. Such is the first principal of existentialism."

Jean Paul Sartre


"Existentialism....involves.....more what you do than what you think..."

Carl Michalson


"There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers."

-Erich Fromm


"Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count on no one but himself; that he is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges for himself on this earth."

-Jean Paul Sartre


"Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half awake. We are making use of only a small part of our physical and mental resources. Stating the thing broadly, the human individual thus lives far within his limits. He possesses power of various sorts which he habitually fails to use."

-William James



Book: "The Development and Meaning of Twentieth Century Existentialism" Ed. by William L. McBride

Book: "Basic Writings of Existentialism" Ed. by Gordon Marino


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