ALBERT CAMUS 4

There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide.
Albert Camus

At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures – be what he is. And, above all, accept these things.
Albert Camus

When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.
Albert Camus

After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.
Albert Camus

Integrity has no need of rules.
Albert Camus

Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic.
Albert Camus

Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on love.
Albert Camus

We are all special cases.
Albert Camus

Don’t believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.
Albert Camus

Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.
Albert Camus

Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
Albert Camus

In order to exist just once in the world, it is necessary never again to exist.
Albert Camus

What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians.
Albert Camus

Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.
Albert Camus

There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.
Albert Camus

Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the name of revolution have become, in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion.
Albert Camus

Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.
Albert Camus

The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves.
Albert Camus

To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no-one in his right mind will believe this today.
Albert Camus

The society based on production is only productive, not creative.
Albert Camus

Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful.
Albert Camus

We call first truths those we discover after all the others.
Albert Camus

Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.
Albert Camus

Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence.
Albert Camus

It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
Albert Camus

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