Albert Camus Quotes

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Albert Camus Quotes
To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
Albert Camus

Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day.
Albert Camus

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

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus

Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.
Albert Camus

You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
Albert Camus

I know of only one duty, and that is to love.
Albert Camus

Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.
Albert Camus

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.
Albert Camus

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

Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.
Albert Camus

How hard, how bitter it is to become a man!
Albert Camus

Stupidity has a knack of getting its way.
Albert Camus

To be famous, in fact, one has only to kill one's landlady.
Albert Camus

We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.
Albert Camus

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

We are all special cases.
Albert Camus

All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State.
Albert Camus

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
Albert Camus

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
Albert Camus

Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.
Albert Camus

Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.
Albert Camus

We call first truths those we discover after all the others.
Albert Camus

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

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

The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism.
Albert Camus

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

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

Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny.
Albert Camus

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

The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.
Albert Camus

Integrity has no need of rules.
Albert Camus

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

There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide.
Albert Camus

Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.
Albert Camus

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Albert Camus

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
Albert Camus

A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Albert Camus

A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Albert Camus

It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose it all.
Albert Camus

Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.
Albert Camus

One leader, one people, signifies one master and millions of slaves.
Albert Camus

Every man needs slaves like he needs clean air. To rule is to breathe, is it not? And even the most disenfranchised get to breathe. The lowest on the social scale have their spouses or their children.
Albert Camus

At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures - be what he is. And, above all, accept these things.
Albert Camus

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

It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting.
Albert Camus

Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.
Albert Camus

Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
Albert Camus

To abandon oneself to principles is really to die - and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love.
Albert Camus

An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
Albert Camus

For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.
Albert Camus

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

There is the good and the bad, the great and the low, the just and the unjust. I swear to you that all that will never change.
Albert Camus

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

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

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

At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.
Albert Camus

Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on love.
Albert Camus

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

We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.
Albert Camus

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
Albert Camus

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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