ALBERT CAMUS 1

Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.
Albert Camus

No matter what cause one defends, it will suffer permanent disgrace if one resorts to blind attacks on crowds of innocent people.
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

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

Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity, and more absurdity. And maybe that’s what gives us our joy for living, because the only thing that can defeat absurdity is lucidity.
Albert Camus

I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice.
Albert Camus

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

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
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

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.
Albert Camus

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

Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature.
Albert Camus

The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.
Albert Camus

Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.
Albert Camus

He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.
Albert Camus

The role of the intellectual cannot be to excuse the violence of one side and condemn that of the other.
Albert Camus

There is in me an anarchy and frightful disorder. Creating makes me die a thousand deaths, because it means making order, and my entire being rebels against order. But without it I would die, scattered to the winds.
Albert Camus

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

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.
Albert Camus

An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
Albert Camus

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

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

The real passion of the twentieth century is servitude.
Albert Camus

Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.
Albert Camus

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… inside ourselves.
Albert Camus

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