"Indeed, beside the urge of every individual to affirm himself as a subject, which is an ethical urge, there is also the temptation to flee one's freedom and to become an object. This is a disastrous path- passive, alienated, lost; on it one becomes prey to someone else's will, cut off from ones path to transcendence, defrauded of all worth. But it is an easy path. On it one evades the anguish and stress of taking upon oneself an authentic existence."


"Those who are condemned to stagnation, in particular, are declared to be happy on the pretext that happiness is mobility."