The Best Albert Camus Quotes Quotations

The Best Albert Camus Quotes

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    You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. Albert Camus

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    Integrity has no need of rules. Albert Camus

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    Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it. Albert Camus

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    In the depth of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus

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    Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear. Albert Camus

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    Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend. Albert Camus

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    Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears. Albert Camus

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    Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is. Albert Camus

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    The society based on production is only productive, not creative. Albert Camus

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    Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children. And if you dont help us, who else in the world can help us do this? Albert Camus

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    You can't create experience. You must undergo it. Albert Camus

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    But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a person and life they lead. Albert Camus

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    When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him; and you are torn by the thought of the unhappiness and night you cast, by the mere fact of living, in the hearts you encounter. Albert Camus

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    What is a rebel? A man who says no. Albert Camus

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    It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money. Albert Camus

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    If there is sin against life, it consists in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. Albert Camus

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    To be happy we must not be too concerned with others. Albert Camus

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    Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being. Albert Camus

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    There is but one truly serious philosophical problem... Albert Camus

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    The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind. Albert Camus

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    Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful. Albert Camus

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    Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present. Albert Camus

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    We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives, that it is inside ourselves. Albert Camus

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    A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad. Albert Camus

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    We come into the world laden with the weight of an infinite necessity. Albert Camus

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    Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question. Albert Camus

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    Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future. Albert Camus

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    Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time. Albert Camus

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    Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason. Albert Camus

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    Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth. They are inseparable. It would be a mistake to say that happiness necessarily springs from the absurd. Discovery. It happens as well that the felling of the absurd springs from happiness. "I conclude that all is well," says Edipus, and that remark is sacred. It echoes in the wild and limited universe of man. It teaches that all is not, has not been, exhausted. It drives out of this world a god who had come into it with dissatisfaction and a preference for futile suffering. It makes of fate a human matter, which must be settled among men. Albert Camus

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    All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Albert Camus

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    In order to exist just once in the world, it is necessary never again to exist. Albert Camus

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    Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better. Albert Camus

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    Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence. Albert Camus

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    There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed. Albert Camus

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    By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more. Albert Camus

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    The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody. Albert Camus

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    To know oneself, one should assert oneself. Psychology is action, not thinking about oneself. We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die. Albert Camus

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    That must be wonderful; I have no idea of what it means. Albert Camus

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    Alas after a certain age, every man is responsible for his own face. Albert Camus

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    There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. All the rest -- whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nine or twelve categories -- comes afterwards. These are games; one must first answer. Albert Camus

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    It is a well-known fact that we always recognize our homeland when we are about to lose it. Albert Camus

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    Every revolutionary ends up by becoming either an oppressor or a heretic. Albert Camus

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    The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy. Albert Camus

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    The most eloquent eulogy of capitalism was made by its greatest enemy. Marx is only anti-capitalist in so far as capitalism is out of date. Albert Camus

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    Realism should only be the means of expression of religious genius... or, at the other extreme, the artistic expressions of monkeys which are quite satisfied with mere imitation. In fact, art is never realistic though sometimes it is tempted to be. To be really realistic a description would have to be endless. Albert Camus

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    What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians. Albert Camus

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    For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium. Albert Camus

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    As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means. Albert Camus

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