ALBERT CAMUS 2

Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.
Albert Camus

Each generation doubtless feels called upon to reform the world. Mine knows that it will not reform it, but its task is perhaps even greater. It consists in preventing the world from destroying itself.
Albert Camus

Heroism is accessible. Happiness is more difficult.
Albert Camus

A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
Albert Camus

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

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

By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
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

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

Martyrs, my friend, have to choose between being forgotten, mocked or used. As for being understood – never.
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

I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live as if there isn’t and to die to find out that there is.
Albert Camus

Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never.
Albert Camus

Truth is mysterious, elusive, always to be conquered. Liberty is dangerous, as hard to live with as it is elating. We must march toward these two goals, painfully but resolutely, certain in advance of our failings on so long a road.
Albert Camus

I was born poor and without religion, under a happy sky, feeling harmony, not hostility, in nature. I began not by feeling torn, but in plenitude.
Albert Camus

We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.
Albert Camus

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

We turn toward God only to obtain the impossible.
Albert Camus

Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.
Albert Camus

Why should it be essential to love rarely in order to love much?
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

The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably as clouds announce a storm.
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

Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness.
Albert Camus

Lying is not only saying what isn’t true. It is also, in fact especially, saying more than is true and, in the case of the human heart, saying more than one feels. We all do it, every day, to make life simpler.
Albert Camus

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