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Albert Camus
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It is terrifying to see how easily, in certain people, all dignity collapses. Yet when you think about it, this is quite normal since they only maintain this dignity by constantly striving against their own nature. Albert Camus
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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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The most important thing you do everyday you live is deciding not to kill yourself. Albert Camus
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Empires and churches are born under the sun of death. Albert Camus
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No ends, simply means. Albert Camus
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What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying. 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. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus
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One dies if necessary, one breaks rather than bending. But I bend, because I continue to love myself. Albert Camus
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One might think, that a period which, within fifty years, uproots, enslaves or kills seventy million human beings, should only, and forthwith, be condemned. But also its guilt must be understood. Albert Camus
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Since the order of the world is shaped by death, mightn't it be better for God if we refuse to believe in Him, and struggle with all our might against death without raising our eyes towards the heaven where He sits in silence? Albert Camus
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It should be pointed out for our own guidance in the West that the continual signing of manifestoes and protests is one of the surest ways of undermining the efficacy and dignity of the intellectual. There exists a permanent blackmail that we all know and that we must have the often solitary courage to resist. Albert Camus
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When silence or tricks of language contribute to maintaining an abuse that must be reformed or a suffering that can be relieved, then there is no other solution but to speak out and show the obscenity hidden under the verbal cloak. Albert Camus
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He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hope for the human condition is a fool. Albert Camus
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I'll tell you a big secret, my friend: Don't wait for the Last Judgment. It happens every day. Albert Camus
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He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hopes for the human condition is a fool. Albert Camus
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You can't create experience. You must undergo it. Albert Camus
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The innocent is the person who explains nothing. Albert Camus
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There is no love of life without despair of life. Albert Camus
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There is in me an anarchy and frightful disorder. Creating makes me die a thousand deaths, because it means making order, and my entire being rebels against order. But without it I would die, scattered to the winds. Albert Camus
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A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession. Albert Camus
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There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide. Albert Camus
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To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn't everything. Albert Camus
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We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die. Albert Camus
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Every man needs slaves like he needs clean air. To rule is to breathe, is it not? And even the most disenfranchised get to breathe. The lowest on the social scale have their spouses or their children. Albert Camus
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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
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Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence. Albert Camus
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The real passion of the twentieth century is servitude. Albert Camus
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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
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The role of the intellectual cannot be to excuse the violence of one side and condemn that of the other. Albert Camus
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Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely. Albert Camus
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Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil. Albert Camus
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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
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We call first truths those we discover after all the others. Albert Camus
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I am too much in love with my lies and hypocrisies not to confess them fervently. Albert Camus
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Our reason has driven all away. Alone at last, we end up ruling over a desert. Albert Camus
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We are all exceptional cases.... Each man insists on being innocent, even if it means accusing the whole human race, and heaven. Albert Camus
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We can't do without dominating others or being served.... Even the man on the bottom rung still has his wife, or his child. If he's a bachelor, his dog. The essential thing, in sum, is being able to get angry without the other person being able to answer back. Albert Camus
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Absolute freedom mocks at justice. Absolute justice denies freedom. Albert Camus
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You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. Albert Camus
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Freedom is not a reward or a decoration that is celebrated with champagne...Oh no! It's a...long distance race, quite solitary and very exhausting. Albert Camus
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The most elementary form of rebellion, paradoxically , expresses an aspiration for order . Albert Camus
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I do not have much liking for the too famous existential philosophy, and, to tell the truth, I think its conclusions false. Albert Camus
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At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman. Albert Camus
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Get scared. It will do you good. Smoke a bit, stare blankly at some ceilings, beat your head against some walls, refuse to see some people, paint and write. Get scared some more. Allow your little mind to do nothing but function. Stay inside, go out - I don't care what you'll do; but stay scared as hell. You will never be able to experience everything. So, please, do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself. Albert Camus
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They came to know the incorrigible sorrow of all prisoners and exiles, which is to live in company with a memory that serves no purpose. Albert Camus
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We must learn how to lend ourselves to dreaming when dreams lend themselves to us. Albert Camus
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Believe me, religions are on the wrong track the moment they moralize and fulminate commandments. God is not needed to create guilt or to punish. Our fellow men suffice, aided by ourselves. Albert Camus
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I enjoyed my own nature to the fullest, and we all know there lies happiness, although, to soothe one another mutually, we occasionally pretend to condemn such joys as selfishness. Albert Camus
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Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth. They are inseparable. Albert Camus
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.... Query: How contrive not to waste one's time? Answer: By being fully aware of it all the while. Ways in which this can be done: By spending one's days on an uneasy chair in a dentist's waiting-room; by remaining on one's balcony all of a Sunday afternoon; by listening to lectures in a language on doesn't know; by traveling by the longest and least-convenient train routes, and of course standing all the way; by lining up at the box-office of theaters and then not buying a seat; and so forth. Albert Camus
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All I maintain is that on this earth there are pestilences and there are victims, and it's up to us, so far as possible, not to join forces with the pestilences. That may sound simple to the point of childishness; I can't judge if it's simple, but I know it's true. Albert Camus
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I do not believe in God and I am not an atheist. Albert Camus
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In this vast country that he had so loved, he was alone. Albert Camus
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I do not want to believe that death is the gateway to another life. For me, it is a closed door. I do not say it is a step we must all take, but that it is a horrible and dirty adventure. Albert Camus
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Just as all thought, and primarily that of non-signification, signifies something, so there is no art that has no signification. Albert Camus
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The absurd is a shadow cast over everything we do and even if we try to live life as if it has meaning as if there are reasons for doing things the absurd will linger in the back of our minds as a nagging doubt that perhaps there is no point. Albert Camus
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I would like to be able to breathe- to be able to love her by memory or fidelity. But my heart aches. I love you continuously, intensely. Albert Camus
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Healthy people have a natural skill of avoiding feverish eyes. Albert Camus
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What did it matter if he existed for two or for twenty years? Happiness was the fact that he had existed. Albert Camus
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There are people who prefer to look their fate in the eye Albert Camus
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Where there is no hope, we must invent it. Albert Camus
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When one has extensively pondered about men, as a career or as a vocation, one sometimes feels nostalgic for primates. At least they do not have ulterior motives. Albert Camus
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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition. Albert Camus
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History, as an entirety, could only exist in the eyes of an observer outside it and outside the world. History only exists, in the final analysis, for God. Albert Camus
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Liberty is dangerous. Albert Camus
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Gilbert Jonas, painter, believed in his star.... His own faith was not, however, without its virtues because it consisted in admitting, in some obscure way, that he would obtain many things without deserving them. Albert Camus
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Have you noticed that only death arouses our emotions? How we love thee friends who have just passed away, right? How we admire those master who no longer speak, their mouths full of dirt. We them we are not obligated. Albert Camus
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Indeed, men never know how to love. nothing satisfies them. All they know is to dream, to imagine new duties, to look for new countries and new homes. While we women, we know that we must hasten to love, to share the same bed, hold hands, and fear absence. When we women love, we dream of nothing. Albert Camus
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Ah! my friend, for whomever is alone, without a god and without a master, the weight of time is terrible. One must then choose a master, God being out of style. Albert Camus
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Men cry because things are not what they ought to be. Albert Camus
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