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Albert Camus: Greatest Quotes

Albert Camus: Greatest Quotes

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Albert Camus was a French philosopher, author, and journalist, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957.

Camus' own philosophy was grounded in absurdism, which refers to the inherent conflict.

This conflict often causes a certain amount of tension, and these tens...

The evil in the world comes almost always from ignorance, and goodwill can cause as much damage as ill-will if it is not enlightened. People are more often good than bad, though in fact that is not the question. But they are more or less ignorant and this is what one c...

I continue to believe that this world has no ultimate meaning. But I know that something in it has a meaning and that is man, because he is the only creature to insist on having one.

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.

If absolute truth belongs to anyone in this world, it certainly does not belong to the man or party that claims to possess it.

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.

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

Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow

Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead

Walk beside me… just be my friend

There can be no question of holding forth on ethics. I have seen people behave badly with great morality and I note every day that integrity has no need of rules.

In the world there is, parallel to the force of death and constraint, an enormous force of persuasion that is called culture.

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

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.

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

People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves.

A man wants to earn money in order to be happy, and his whole effort and the best of a life are devoted to the earning of that money. Happiness is forgotten; the means are taken for the end.

You’re worried about getting things successfully done in order to attain some degree of self-worth. Your soul is for sale; You most likely deceive yourself in order to convince yourself. Letting go equals failing, isn’t that right? And you forget outstandingly well, do...

I see many people die because they judge that life is not worth living. I see others paradoxically getting 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 concl...

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