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Albert Camus
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Chacun exige d'e" tre innocent, a' tout prix, me" me si, pour cela, il faut accuser le genre humain et le ciel. Everyone insists on his or her innocence, at all costs, even if it means accusing the rest of the human race and heaven. Albert Camus
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Tout re volutionnaire finit en oppresseur ou en he re tique. Every revolutionary ends as an oppressor or a heretic. Albert Camus
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Ah cher ami, how poor in invention men are! They are They always think one commits suicide for a reason. But it's quite possible to commit suicide for two reasons. No, that never occurs to them. So what's the good of dying intentionally, of sacrificing yourself to the idea you want people to have of you? Once you are dead, they will take advantage of it to attribute idiotic or vulgar motives to your action. Martyrs, cher ami, must choose between being forgotten, mocked, or made use of. As for being understood-never! Albert Camus
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Believe me, for certain men at least, not taking what one doesn't desire is the hardest thing in the world. Albert Camus
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Madness such as this, its like trying to stop a fire with the moisture from a kiss Albert Camus
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Turbulent childhood, adolescent daydreams in the drone of the bus's motor, mornings, unspoiled girls, beaches, young muscles always at the peak of their effort, evening's slight anxiety in a sixteen-year-old-heart, lust for life, fame, and ever the same sky through the years, unfailing in strength and light, itself insatiable, consuming one by one over a period of months the victims stretched out in the form of crosses on the beach at the deathlike hour of noon. Albert Camus
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We are condemned to live together. Albert Camus
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The first concern of any dictatorship is, consequently, to subjugate both labor and culture. Albert Camus
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It's not your pictures I like; it's your painting. Albert Camus
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I feel more fellowship with the defeated than with saints. Albert Camus
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Do not wait for the last judgment. It takes place every day. Albert Camus
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Life is the sum of all your choices. 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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Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children. And if you don't help us, who else in the world can help us do this? Albert Camus
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The greatest saving one can make in the order of thought is to accept the unintelligibility of the world - and to pay attention to man. Albert Camus
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What on earth prompted you to take a hand in this? I don't know. My... my code of morals, perhaps. Your code of morals. What code, if I may ask? Comprehension. Albert Camus
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The slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown. He must dominate in his turn. Albert Camus
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To cut short the question of the law of retaliation, we must note that even in its primitive form it can operate only between two individuals of whom one is absolutely innocent, and the other absolutely guilty. The victim, to be sure, is innocent. But can the society that is supposed to represent the victim lay claim to innocence? Albert Camus
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Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears. Albert Camus
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Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object. Albert Camus
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Rebellion cannot exist without the feeling that somewhere, in some way, you are justified. Albert Camus
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Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful. Albert Camus
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How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing. Albert Camus
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Heroism is accessible. Happiness is more difficult. Albert Camus
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In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion. Albert Camus
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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
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The absurd depends as much on man as on the world. For the moment, it is all that links them together. 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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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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Find your happiness in yourself. 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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The first progressive step for a mind overwhelmed by the strangeness of things is to realize that this feeling of strangeness is shared with all men and that human reality, in its entirety, suffers from the distance which separates it from the rest of the universe. 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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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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People have played on words and pretended to believe that refusing to grant a meaning to life necessarily leads to declaring that it is not worth living. In truth, there is no necessary common measure between these two judgments. Albert Camus
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A man devoid of hope and conscious of being so has ceased to belong to the future. Albert Camus
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There are places where the mind dies so that a truth which is its very denial may be born. Albert Camus
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The principles which men give to themselves end by overwhelming their noblest intentions. Albert Camus
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When I look at my life and its secret colours, I feel like bursting into tears. Albert Camus
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...there was only one thing that interested her and that was getting into bed with men whenever she'd the chance. And I warned her straight. 'You'll be sorry one day, my girl, and wish you'd got me back'. Albert Camus
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Liberty is dangerous, as hard to get along with as it is exciting. Albert Camus
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From the evening breeze to this hand on my shoulder, everything has its truth. Albert Camus
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We're all special cases. Albert Camus
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Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or do' find meaning but "steal" some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That does' make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be. Albert Camus
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You will always win if you make an effort, no matter how much. However, if you failed it means you were too lazy. Albert Camus
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Some are created to love, while the others - to live. Albert Camus
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There is a life and there is a death, and there are beauty and melancholy between. Albert Camus
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Of course, true love is exceptional - two or three times a century, more or less. The rest of the time there is vanity or boredom. Albert Camus
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But,' I reminded myself, 'it's common knowledge that life isn't worth living, anyhow. Albert Camus
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Thus, in a middle course between these heights and depths, they drifted through life rather than lived, the prey of aimless days and sterile memories, like wandering shadows that could have acquired substance only by consenting to root themselves in the solid earth of their distress. Albert Camus
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The human heart has a tiresome tendency to label as fate only what crushes it. But happiness likewise, in its way, is without reason, since it is inevitable. Albert Camus
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We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. Albert Camus
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It takes time to live. Like any work of art, life needs to be thought about. Albert Camus
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