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Albert Camus
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When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him; and you are torn by the thought of the unhappiness and night you cast, by the mere fact of living, in the hearts you encounter. Albert Camus
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Every time I hear a political speech or I read those of our leaders, I am horrified at having, for years, heard nothing which sounded human. It is always the same words telling the same lies. And the fact that men accept this, that the people's anger has not destroyed these hollow clowns, strikes me as proof that men attribute no importance to the way they are governed; that they gamble - yes, gamble - with a whole part of their life and their so called 'vital interests. Albert Camus
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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
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Every great work makes the human face more admirable and richer, and that is its whole secret. Albert Camus
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At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face. Albert Camus
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Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness. Albert Camus
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To govern means to pillage, as everyone knows. Albert Camus
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The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants. Albert Camus
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Every artist preserves deep within him a single source from which, throughout his lifetime, he draws what he is, and what he says. When the source dries up, the work withers and crumbles. Albert Camus
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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
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Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others. Albert Camus
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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
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What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians. Albert Camus
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To abandon oneself to principles is really to die - and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love. Albert Camus
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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
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Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on love. Albert Camus
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After all, perhaps the greatness of art lies in the perpetual tension between beauty and pain, the love of men and the madness of creation, unbearable solitude and the exhausting crowd, rejection and consent. Albert Camus
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Between history and the eternal I have chosen history because I like certainties. Of it, at least, I am certain, and how can I deny this force crushing me. Albert Camus
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Does the end justify the means? That is possible. But what will justify the end? To that question, which historical thought leaves pending, rebellion replies: the means. Albert Camus
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Men who have greatness within them don't go in for politics. Albert Camus
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Life is the sum of your choices. Albert Camus
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Absurdism, like methodical doubt, has wiped the slate clean. It leaves us in a blind alley. But, like methodical doubt, it can, by returning upon itself, open up a new field of investigation, and in the process of reasoning then pursues the same course. I proclaim that I believe in nothing and that everything is absurd, but I cannot doubt the validity of my proclamation and I must at least believe in my protest. Albert Camus
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Yes, there was an element of abstraction and unreality in misfortune. But when an abstraction starts to kill you, you have to get to work on it. Albert Camus
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A profound thought is in a constant state of becoming; it adopts the experience of a life and assumes its shape. Albert Camus
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Nothing can discourage the appetite for divinity in the heart of man. Albert Camus
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Every rebellion implies some kind of unity. Albert Camus
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A nihilist is not one who believes in nothing , but one who does not believe in what exists. Albert Camus
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I leave Sisyphus at the foot of the mountain. One always finds one's burden again. But Sisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates the gods and raises rocks. He too concludes that all is well. This universe henceforth without a master seems to him neither sterile nor futile. Each atom of that stone, each mineral flake of that night-filled mountain, in itself, forms a world. The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy. Albert Camus
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Without memories, without hope, they lived for the moment only. indeed, the here and now had come to mean everything to them. For there is no denying that the plague had gradually killed off in all of us the faculty not of love only but even of friendship. Naturally enough, since love asks something of the future, and nothing was left us but a series of present moments. Albert Camus
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There is no frontier between being and appearing. Albert Camus
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...the habit of despair is worse than despair itself. Albert Camus
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The absurd is lucid reason noting its limits. Albert Camus
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More and more, revolution has found itself delivered into the hands of its bureaucrats and doctrinaires on the one hand, and to the enfeebled and bewildered masses on the other. Albert Camus
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Those who prefer their principles over their happiness, they refuse to be happy outside the conditions they seem to have attached to their happiness. Albert Camus
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Travel breaks down a kind of inner structure we have. Stripped of our props, deprived of our masks, we are completely on the surface of ourselves. Albert Camus
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In art, rebellion is consummated and perpetuated in the act of real creation, not in criticism or commentary. Albert Camus
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Believe me, the hardest thing for a man to give up is that which he really doesn't want, after all. Albert Camus
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So the thing that bothered me most was that the condemned man had to hope the machine would work the first time. Albert Camus
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There are more things to admire in men then to despise. Albert Camus
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With rebellion, awareness is born Albert Camus
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Ce que je sais de la morale, c'est au football que je le dois. (I know of morality, it is football that I owe.) Albert Camus
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At that moment he knew what his mother was thinking, and that she loved him. But he knew, too, that to love someone means relatively little; or, rather, that love is never strong enough to find the words befitting it. Thus he and his mother would always love each other silently. And one day she-or he-would die, without ever, all their lives long, having gone farther than this by way of making their affection known. Albert Camus
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The spirit of rebellion can only exist in a society where a theoretical equality conceals great factual inequalities. The problem of rebellion, therefore, has no meaning except within our own Western society. Albert Camus
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The absurd is essentially a divorce. It lies in neither of the elements compared; it is born of their confrontation. Albert Camus
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The best revenge you can have on intellectuals is to be madly happy. Albert Camus
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The mind's deepest desire, even in its most elaborate operations, parallels man's unconscious feeling in the face of his universe: it is an insistence upon familiarity, an appetite for clarity. Albert Camus
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Freedom is the right to never have to lie. Albert Camus
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... I suppose that it is not so easy to go home and it takes a bit of time to make a son out of a stranger. Albert Camus
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Fancy language, like poplin, too often conceals an eczema. Albert Camus
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Men die and they are not happy. Albert Camus
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[Love] is the type of disease that spares neither the intelligent nor the idiotic. Albert Camus
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It would be unjust, and moreover Utopian, for Shakespeare to direct the shoemakers' union. But it would be equally disastrous forthe shoemakers' union to ignore Shakespeare. Albert Camus
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... one cannot be happy in exile or in oblivion. One cannot always be a stranger. I want to return to my homeland, make all my loved ones happy. I see no further than this. Albert Camus
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I understood, by dint of digging into my memories, that modesty helped me to shine, humility helped me to triumph and virtue to oppress. Albert Camus
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Marxism is not scientific: at the best, it has scientific prejudices. Albert Camus
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Thus I draw from the absurd three consequences, which are my revolt, my freedom, and my passion. By the mere activity of consciousness I transform into a rule of life what was an invitation to death-and I refuse suicide. Albert Camus
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Beginning to think is beginning to be undermined. Society has but little connection with such beginnings. The worm is in man's heart. That is where it must be sought. One must follow and understand this fatal game that leads from lucidity in the face of existence to flight from light. Albert Camus
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At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman, and these hills, the softness of the sky, the outline of these trees at this very minute lose the illusory meaning with which we had clothed them, henceforth more remote than a lost paradise . . . that denseness and that strangeness of the world is absurd. Albert Camus
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We turn our backs on nature; we are ashamed of beauty. Our wretched tragedies have a smell of the office clinging to them, and the blood that trickles from them is the color of printer's ink. Albert Camus
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A work of art is a confession. Albert Camus
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The reasoning is classic in its clarity. If God does not exist, Kirilov is god. If God does not exist, Kirilov must kill himself. Kirilov must therefore kill himself to become god. That logic is absurd, but it is what is needed. Albert Camus
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A trial cannot be conducted by announcing the general culpability of a civilization. Only the actual deeds which, at least, stank in the nostrils of the entire world were brought to judgment. Albert Camus
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Germany collapsed as a result of having engaged in a struggle for empire with the concepts of provincial politics. Albert Camus
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I have no friends, I only have accomplices now. On the other hand, my accomplices are more numerous than my friends: they are the human race. Albert Camus
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Friendship is not so simple. It is hard to get and takes a long time, but when one ha it one cannot get rid of it, one has to face it. Albert Camus
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The main thing is that everything become simple, easy enough for a child to understand. Albert Camus
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On the whole, men are more good than bad; that, however, isn't the real point. But they are more or less ignorant, and it is this that we call vice or virtue; the most incorrigible vice being that of an ignorance that fancies it knows everything and therefore claims for itself the right to kill. The soul of the murderer is blind; and there can be no true goodness nor true love without the utmost clear-sightedness. Albert Camus
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I continue to believe that this world has no ultimate meaning. But I know that something in it has a meaning and that is man, because he is the only creature to insist on having one Albert Camus
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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
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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
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