The Best Albert Camus Quotes Quotations

The Best Albert Camus Quotes

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A list of the best Albert Camus quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Albert Camus quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Albert Camus quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Albert Camus should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Albert Camus quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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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. Discontent

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    Integrity has no need of rules. Character

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

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    Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it. Philosophers and Philosophy

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    Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear. Respectability

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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. Friends and Friendship

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    Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears. Life and Living

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

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

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

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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? Uncategorised

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    What is a rebel? A man who says no. Rebellion

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

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    To be happy we must not be too concerned with others. Happiness

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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. Sin

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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. Happiness

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

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    There is but one truly serious philosophical problem...

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    You can't create experience. You must undergo it. Experience

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

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

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    Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present. Life and Living

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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. Peace

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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. Media

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

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

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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. Culture

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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. Beauty

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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. Music

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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.

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    All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Greatness

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

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

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

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

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

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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. Noise

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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. Self-knowledge

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

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

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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. Suicide

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

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    Every revolutionary ends up by becoming either an oppressor or a heretic. Revolutions and Revolutionaries

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

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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. Capitalism

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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. Reality

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    What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians. Christians and Christianity

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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. Crime and Criminals

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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. Cities and City Life

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