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Albert Camus
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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
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The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind. Albert Camus
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Note, besides, that it is no more immoral to directly rob citizens than to slip indirect taxes into the price of goods that they cannot do without. Albert Camus
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Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity. Albert Camus
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We turn toward God only to obtain the impossible. Albert Camus
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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
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It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money. Albert Camus
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Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face. Albert Camus
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All that I know most surely about morality and obligations I owe to football. Albert Camus
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How hard, how bitter it is to become a man! Albert Camus
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I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice. Albert Camus
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Violence is both unavoidable and unjustifiable. Albert Camus
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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
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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. All the rest-whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nine or twelve categories-comes afterwards. These are games. Albert Camus
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What I know most surely about morality and the duty of man I owe to sport. Albert Camus
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To know oneself, one should assert oneself. Psychology is action, not thinking about oneself. We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die. Albert Camus
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It is impossible to give a clear account of the world, but art can teach us to reproduce it -just as the world reproduces itself in the course of its eternal gyrations. The primordial sea indefatigably repeats the same words and casts up the same astonished beings on the same sea-shore. Albert Camus
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Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offers us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time. Albert Camus
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Don't let them tell us stories. Don't let them say of the man sentenced to death He is going to pay his debt to society, but: They are going to cut off his head. It looks like nothing. But it does make a little difference. And then there are people who prefer to look their fate in the eye. Albert Camus
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The absurd does not liberate; it binds. It does not authorize all actions. Everything is permitted does not mean that nothing is forbidden. Albert Camus
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Opinions differ as to the reasons why he became the futile laborer of the underworld. To begin with, he is accused of a certain levity in regard to the gods. He stole their secrets. Albert Camus
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There is no fate that can not be surmounted by scorn. If the descent is thus sometimes performed in sorrow, it can also take place in joy. This word is not too much. Again I fancy Sisyphus returning toward his rock, and the sorrow was in the beginning. Albert Camus
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Absolute freedom mocks at justice. Absolute justice denies freedom. To be fruitful, the two ideas must find their limits in each other. Albert Camus
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I rebel - therefore we exist. Albert Camus
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Manhattan. Sometimes from beyond the skyscrapers, across of thousands of high walls, the cry of a tugboat finds you in your insomnia in the middle of the night, and you remember that this desert of iron and cement is an island. Albert Camus
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I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the last judgment, it takes place every day. Albert Camus
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Myths are made for the imagination to breath life into them. Albert Camus
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It is not rebellion itself which is noble but the demands it makes upon us. Albert Camus
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...the play of the toughest and most lucid mind are at the same time both lavished andsquandered. Albert Camus
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Moreover, most people, assuming they had not altogether abandoned religious observances, or did not combine them naively with a thoroughly immoral way of living, had replace normal religious practice by more or less extravagant superstitions. Albert Camus
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Yes, and when the love of life disappears, no meaning can console us. Albert Camus
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All that remains is a fate whose outcome alone is fatal. Outside of that single fatality of death, everything, joy or happiness, is liberty. A world remains of which man is the sole master. What bound him was the illusion of another world. The outcome of his thought, ceasing to be renunciatory, flowers in images. It frolics-in myths, to be sure, but myths with no other depth than that of human suffering and, like it, inexhaustible. Not the divine fable that amuses and blinds, but the terrestrial face, gesture, and drama in which are summed up a difficult wisdom and an ephemeral passion. Albert Camus
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A sub-clerk in the post office is the equal of a conqueror if consciousness is common to them. All experiences are indifferent in this regard. There are some that do either a service or a disservice to man. They do him a service if he is conscious. Otherwise, that has no importance: a man's failures imply judgment, not of circumstances, but of himself. Albert Camus
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In fact, other people create for lack of power. I, on the other hand, do not need a work: I live. Albert Camus
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I am too far away from what I love and my distance is without remedy. Albert Camus
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God is not necessary to create culpability, or to punish. Our fellow men are enough for that, helped by ourselves. Albert Camus
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What is a firm hand to me, of what use to me is this astonishing power if I cannot change the order of things, if I cannot make the sun set in the east, that suffering diminish and that beings no longer die? Albert Camus
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The mistake that men make is that they do not believe in theater. Otherwise, they would know that every man is allowed to play thecelestial tragedies and to become god. All he has to do is harden his heart. Albert Camus
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Nihilism is not only despair and negation, but above all the desire to despair and to negate. Albert Camus
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... it is true that I do not respect [human life] more than I respect my own life. And if it is easy for me to kill, that is because it is difficult for me to die. Albert Camus
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In order to be created, a work of art must first make use of the dark forces of the soul Albert Camus
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Maman used to say that you can always find something to be happy about. Albert Camus
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It was previously a question of finding out whether or not life had to have a meaning to be lived. It now becomes clear on the contrary that it will be lived all the better if it has no meaning Albert Camus
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There is so much stubborn hope in the human heart. Albert Camus
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...he was conscious of the disastrous fact that love and desire must be expressed in the same way... Albert Camus
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Ironic philosophies produce passionate works. Albert Camus
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Without freedom there is no art. Albert Camus
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In our wildest aberrations we dream of an equilibrium we have left behind and which we naively expect to find at the end of our errors. Childish presumption which justifies the fact that child-nations, inheriting our follies, are now directing our history. Albert Camus
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The world in which we were called to exist was an absurd world, and there was no other in which we could take refuge. Albert Camus
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There are people who vindicate the world, who help others live just by their presence. Albert Camus
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That's the way man is, cher monsieur. He has two faces: he can't love without self-love. Albert Camus
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Believe me there is no such thing as great suffering, great regret, great memory....everything is forgotten, even a great love. That's what's sad about life, and also what's wonderful about it. There is only a way of looking at things, a way that comes to you every once in a while. That's why it's good to have had love in your life after all, to have had an unhappy passion- it gives you an alibi for the vague despairs we all suffer from. Albert Camus
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You make the mistake of thinking you have to choose, that you have to do what you want, that there are conditions for happiness. What matters- all that matters, really- is the will to happiness, a kind of enormous, ever present consciousness. The rest- women, art, success- is nothing but excuses. A canvas waiting for our embroideries. Albert Camus
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Nothing in the world is worth turning one's back on what one loves. Albert Camus
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But it's not easy. I've been thinking it over for years. While we loved each other we didn't need words to make ourselves understood. But people don't love forever. A time came when I should have found the words to keep her with me, only I couldn't. Albert Camus
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I felt as though I was partly unlearning what i had never learned and yet knew so well: I mean, how to live. Albert Camus
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She was waiting, but she didn't know for what. She was aware only of her solitude, and of the penetrating cold, and of a greater weight in the region of her heart. Albert Camus
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To remain a man in today's world, one must have not only unfailing energy and unwavering intensity, one must also have a little luck. Albert Camus
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Whoever gives nothing, has nothing. The greatest misfortune is not to be unloved, but not to love. Albert Camus
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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. All the rest - whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nine or twelve categories - comes afterwards. These are games; one must first answer. Albert Camus
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Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable. Albert Camus
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I know simply that the sky will last longer than I. Albert Camus
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And never have I felt so deeply at one and the same time so detached from myself and so present in the world. Albert Camus
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At a certain level of suffering or injustice no one can do anything for anyone. Pain is solitary. Albert Camus
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What will be left of the power of example if it is proved that capital punishment has another power, and a very real one, which degrades men to the point of shame, madness, and murder? Albert Camus
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Imagination offers people consolation for what they cannot be, and humor for what they actually are. Albert Camus
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Paneloux is a man of learning, a scholar. He hasn't come in contact with death; that's why he can speak with such assurance of the truth-with a capital T. But every country priest who visits his parishioners and has heard a man gasping for breath on his deathbed thinks as I do. He'd try to relieve human suffering before trying to point out its goodness. Albert Camus
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This divorce between man and his life, the actor and his setting, is properly the feeling of absurdity. Albert Camus
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So all a man could win in the conflict between plague and life was knowledge and memories. Albert Camus
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In the next few years the struggle will not be between utopia and reality, but between different utopias, each trying to impose itself on reality ... we can no longer hope to save everything, but ... we can at least try to save lives, so that some kind of future, if perhaps not the ideal one, will remain possible. Albert Camus
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