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Albert Camus
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The real 19th century prophet was Dostoevsky, not Karl Marx. Albert Camus
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You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it. Albert Camus
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Why must one love rarely to love well? Albert Camus
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The world expects of Christians that they will raise their voices so loudly and clearly and so formulate their protest that not even the simplest man can have the slightest doubt about what they are saying. Further, the world expects of Christians that they will eschew all fuzzy abstractions and plant themselves squarely in front of the bloody face of history. We stand in need of folk who have determined to speak directly and unmistakably and come what may, to stand by what they have said. Albert Camus
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Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable. Albert Camus
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But 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 seas, rains, necessity, desire, the struggle against death-these are things that unite us all. We resemble one another in what we see together, in what we suffer together. Dreams change from individual, but the reality of the world is common to us all. Striving towards realism is therefore legitimate, for it is basically related to the artistic adventure. Albert Camus
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Poverty, first of all was never a misfortune for me; it was radiant with sunlight.. I owe it to my family, first of all, who lacked everything and who envied practically nothing. Albert Camus
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This work is an attempt to understand the time I live in. Albert Camus
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What gives value to travel is fear. It is a fact that, at a certain moment, when we are so far from our own country, we are seized by a vague fear and an instinctive desire to go back to the protection of old habits. I look upon it more as an occasion for testing. Albert Camus
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Purely historical thought is nihilistic; it wholeheartedly accepts the evil of history. Albert Camus
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There can be no true goodness, nor true love, without the utmost clear-sightedness. Albert Camus
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There is no more futile punishment than futile and hopeless labor. Albert Camus
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Am well. Thinking of you always. Love Albert Camus
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Mistakes are joyful, truth infernal. Albert Camus
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We come into the world laden with the weight of an infinite necessity. Albert Camus
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Capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal's deed, however calculated can be compared. For there to be an equivalency, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal who had warned his victim of the date at which he would inflict a horrible death on him and who, from that moment onward, had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not encountered in private life. Albert Camus
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Love is the kind of illness that does not spare the intelligent or the dull. Albert Camus
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If those whom we begin to love could know us as we were before meeting them they could perceive what they have made of us. Albert Camus
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No, Father, I've a very different idea of love. And until my dying day I shall refuse to love a scheme of things in which children are put to torture. Albert Camus
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Greatness consists in trying to be great. There is no other way. Albert Camus
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Happiness implied a choice, and within that choice a concerted will, a lucid desire. Albert Camus
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This is the century of fear. Albert Camus
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The nobility of our calling will always be rooted in two commitments difficult to observe: refusal to lie about what we know, and resistance to oppression. Albert Camus
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On my way out I was even going to shake his hand, but I remembered just in time that I'd killed a man. Albert Camus
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In default of inexhaustible happiness, eternal suffering would at least give us a destiny. But we do not even have that consolation, and our worst agonies come to an end one day. Albert Camus
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Absolute justice is achieved by the suppression of all contradiction, therefore it destroys freedom. Albert Camus
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We are rebels for a cause, poets with a dream , and we won't let this world die without a fight. Albert Camus
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When love ceases to be tragic it is something else and the individual again throws himself in search of tragedy. Albert Camus
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To lose one's life is no great matter; when the time comes I'll have the courage to lose mine. But what's intolerable is to see one's life being drained of meaning, to be told there's no reason for existing. A man can't live without some reason for living. Albert Camus
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Our civilization survives in the complacency of cowardly or malignant minds - a sacrifice to the vanity of aging adolescents Albert Camus
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As for Hitler, his professed religion unhesitatingly juxtaposed the God-Providence and Valhalla. Actually his god was an argument at a political meeting and a manner of reaching an impressive climax at the end of speeches. Albert Camus
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stupidity has a knack of getting its way; as we should see if we were not always so much wrapped up in ourselves Albert Camus
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O light! This the cry of all the characters of ancient drama brought face to face with their fate. This last resort was ours, too, and I knew it now. In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer. Albert Camus
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I looked up at the mass of signs and stars in the night sky and laid myself open for the first time to the benign indifference of the world. Albert Camus
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Nothing in life is worth, turning your back on, if you love it. Albert Camus
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You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. Albert Camus
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But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? Albert Camus
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You cannot create experience. You must undergo it. Albert Camus
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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. Albert Camus
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I've seen of enough of people who die for an idea. I don't believe in heroism; I know it's easy and I've learned it can be murderous. What interests me is living and dying for what one loves. Albert Camus
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The world I live in is loathsome to me, but I feel one with the men who suffer in it Albert Camus
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There is no longer a single idea explaining everything, but an infinite number of essences giving a meaning to an infinite number of objects. The world comes to a stop, but also lights up. Albert Camus
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How many crimes are permitted simply because their authors could not endure being wrong. Albert Camus
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And often he who has chosen the fate of the artist because he felt himself to be different soon realizes that he can maintain neither his art nor his difference unless he admits that he is like the others. The artist forges himself to the others, midway between the beauty he cannot do without and the community he cannot tear himself away from. Albert Camus
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If the descent is thus sometimes performed in sorrow, it can also take place in joy. Albert Camus
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Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering 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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Stupidity has a knack of getting its way. Albert Camus
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Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is. Albert Camus
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I draw from the Absurd three consequences: my revolt, my liberty, my passion. Albert Camus
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A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing. Albert Camus
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I grew up with the sea, and poverty for me was sumptuous; then I lost the sea and found all luxuries gray and poverty unbearable. Albert Camus
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Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day. Albert Camus
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It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting. Albert Camus
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Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature. Albert Camus
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Why should it be essential to love rarely in order to love much? Albert Camus
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I have never been able to renounce the light, the pleasure of being, and the freedom in which I grew up. Albert Camus
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There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn. Albert Camus
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There is always a certain hour of the day and of the night when a man's courage is at its lowest ebb, and it was that hour only that he feared. Albert Camus
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I have always denounced terrorism. I must also denounce a terrorism which is exercised blindly, in the streets of Algiers for example, and which some day could strike my mother or my family. I believe in justice, but I shall defend my mother above justice. Albert Camus
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I love life - that's my real weakness. I love it so much that I am incapable of imagining what is not life. Albert Camus
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Mother died today, or maybe it was yesterday. Albert Camus
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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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At any streetcorner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face, As it is, in its distressing nudity, in its light without effulgence, it is elusive. 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. Albert Camus
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There exists an obvious fact that seems utterly moral: namely, that a man is always a prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them. One has to pay something. Albert Camus
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Do not wait for the last judgement. It takes place every day. Albert Camus
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On certain mornings, as we turn a corner, an exquisite dew falls on our heart and then vanishes. But the freshness lingers, and this, always, is what the heart needs. The earth must have risen in just such a light the morning the world was born. Albert Camus
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We have exiled beauty; the Greeks took up arms for her. Albert Camus
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The actor's realm is that of the fleeting. Albert Camus
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Homer tells us also that Sisyphus had put Death in chains. Pluto could not endure the sight of his deserted, silent empire. He dispatched the god of war, who liberated Death from the hands of her conqueror. Albert Camus
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