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    Albert Camus Quotes

    French existentialist author & philosopher
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    Quotes by Albert Camus

    • Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
    • Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.
    • Do not wait for the last judgment. It takes place every day.
    • Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
    • I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the last judgment, it takes place every day.
    • 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.
    • In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
    • Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
    • There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.
    • Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.
    • We only know of one duty, and that is to love.
    • We rarely confide in those who are better than we are.
    • You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
    • Love is the kind of illness that does not spare the inteligent or the dull.
    • But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.
      Happy Death
    • What is a rebel? A man who says no.
      L'Homme revolte (The Rebel), 1951
    • You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.
      La Chute (The Fall),1956
    • All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.
      The Myth of Sisyphus
    • I see many people die because they judge that life is not worth living. I see others paradoxically gettin killed for the ideas or illusions that give them a reason for living (what is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying). I therefore conclude that the meaning of life is the most urgent of questions.
      The Myth of Sisyphus
    • It is natural to give a clear view of the world after accepting the idea that it must be clear.
      The Myth of Sisyphus
    • There is but one truly philosophical problem, and that is suicide.
      The Myth of Sisyphus
    • He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hope for the human condition is a fool.
      The Rebel (1951)
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