Perception is naturally surpassed toward action; better yet, it can be revealed only in and through projects of action. The world is revealed as an “always future hollow,” for we are always future to ourselves.
It’s the well-behaved children, that make the most formidable revolutionaries. They don’t say a word, they don’t hide under the table, they eat only one piece of chocolate at a time. But later on they make society pay dearly. Watch out for good boys.
Everything is permissible if God does not exist, and man is consequently abandoned, for he cannot find anything to rely on – neither within nor without.
Yes, Yes, I know. Those who see me rarely trust my word; I must look far too intelligent to keep it.
What do we mean here by “existence precedes essence”? We mean that man first exists: he materializes in the world, encounters himself, and only afterward defines himself.