Albert Camus Quotes

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.
Without freedom, no art art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.
In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.
Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.
The need to be right -- the sign of a vulgar mind.
You know what charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.
The absurd is born of the confrontation between the human call and the unreasonable silence of the world.
Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to what is present.
I love my country too much to be a nationalist.
It's a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
History, as an entirety, could only exist in the eyes of an observer outside it and outside the world. History only exists, in the final analysis, for God.
An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door.
We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.
'It is the job of thinking people, not to be on the side of the executioners.
A person I knew use to divide human beings into three categories Those who prefer have nothing to hide rather than being obliged to lie, those who prefer lying to having nothing to hide, and finally those who like both lying and the hidden.
I know of only one duty, and that is to love.
Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic.
What then is capital punishment but the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal's deed, however calculated it may be, can be compared For there to be an equivalence, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal, who had warned his victim of the date at which he would inflict a horrible death on him, and who from that moment onward had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not encountered in private life.
What is a rebel A man who says no.
To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.
Friendship often ends in love but love in friendship--never.
I sometimes think of what future historians will say of us. A single sentence will suffice for modern man he fornicated and read the papers.
The truth, as the light, makes blind.
An intellectual is a person whose mind watches itself.
I enjoyed my own nature to the fullest, and we all know that there lies happiness, although, to soothe one another mutually, we occasionally pretend to condemn such joys as selfishness.
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.
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.
It is terrifying to see how easily, in certain people, all dignity collapses. Yet when you think about it, this is quite normal since they only maintain this dignity by constantly striving against their own nature.
Greatness consists in trying to be great. There is no other way.
The temptation shared by all forms of intelligence cynicism.
How many crimes are committed simply because their authors could not endure being wrong.
Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.
Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.
Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It takes place every day.
You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
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.
We rarely confide in those who are better than we are.
There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.
He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hope for the human condition is a fool.
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