ALBERT CAMUS 3

I am not made for politics because I am incapable of wanting or accepting the death of the adversary.
Albert Camus

Working conditions for me have always been those of the monastic life: solitude and frugality. Except for frugality, they are contrary to my nature, so much so that work is a violence I do to myself.
Albert Camus

Every great work makes the human face more admirable and richer, and that is its whole secret.
Albert Camus

How hard, how bitter it is to become a man!
Albert Camus

I grew up with the sea, and poverty for me was sumptuous; then I lost the sea and found all luxuries gray and poverty unbearable.
Albert Camus

In order to exist, man must rebel, but rebellion must respect the limits that it discovers in itself – limits where minds meet, and in meeting, begin to exist.
Albert Camus

Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
Albert Camus

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
Albert Camus

Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.
Albert Camus

Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.
Albert Camus

After all, every murderer when he kills runs the risk of the most dreadful of deaths, whereas those who kill him risk nothing except promotion.
Albert Camus

To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.
Albert Camus

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.
Albert Camus

The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.
Albert Camus

A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Albert Camus

It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting.
Albert Camus

No cause justifies the deaths of innocent people.
Albert Camus

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Albert Camus

In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.
Albert Camus

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
Albert Camus

Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.
Albert Camus

What is a rebel? A man who says no: but whose refusal does not imply a renunciation.
Albert Camus

In order to speak about all and to all, one has to speak of what all know and of the reality common to us all. The sea, rains, necessity, desire, the struggle against death… these are things that unite us all.
Albert Camus

The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.
Albert Camus

There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.
Albert Camus

Don’t wait for the last judgment – it takes place every day.
Albert Camus

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