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Albert Camus
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Thinking of the future, establishing aims for oneself, having preferences - all this presupposes a belief in freedom, even if one occasionally ascertains that one doesn't feel it. Albert Camus
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Politics, and the fate of mankind, are shaped by men without ideals and without greatness. Albert Camus
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There's no need to hang about waiting for the Last Judgement - it takes place every day. Albert Camus
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There is no shame in preferring happiness. 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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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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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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Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable. 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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The only serious question in life is whether to kill yourself or not. Albert Camus
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I felt as I hadn't felt for ages. I had a foolish desire to burst into tears. for the first time I'd realized how all these people loathed me. Albert Camus
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Humans are creatures, who spent their lifes trying to convince themselves, that their existence is not absurd Albert Camus
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We don't have the time to completely be ourselves. We only have the room to be happy. 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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Suffering gives us no special rights. 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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My great idea is that we must forgive the Pope. First of all, he needs it more than anyone else. Besides, it is the only way of placing oneself above him. Albert Camus
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If pimps and thieves everywhere were always punished, honest people would all believe themselves always to be innocent. Albert Camus
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But who would dare condemn me in this world with no judges, where no one is innocent! Albert Camus
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One grows out of pity when it's useless. 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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This is the century of fear. 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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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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Am well. Thinking of you always. Love Albert Camus
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I am just coming out of five years of night, and this orgy of violent lights gives me for the first time the impression of a new continent. An enormous, 50-foot high Camel billboard : a GI with his mouth wide open blows enormous puffs of real smoke. So much bad taste hardly seems imaginable. Albert Camus
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There is nothing abstract about pain. It is specific, it is real, and, when it is intense, it is world destroying. Albert Camus
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The soul of a murderer is blind 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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Yes, I know what passion would fill me with all its power. Before, I was too young. I got in the way. Now I know that acting and loving and suffering is living, of course, but it's only living insofar as you can be transparent and accept your fate, like the unique reflection of a rainbow of joys and passions which is the same for everyone. Albert Camus
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In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there's something stronger - something better, pushing right back. Albert Camus
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You have so much inside you, and the noblest happiness of all. Do' just wait for a man to come along. That's the mistake so many women make. Find your happiness in yourself. Albert Camus
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True artists scorn nothing. 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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Idleness is only fatal to the mediocre. Albert Camus
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For rich people, the sky is just an extra, a gift of nature. The poor, on the other hand, can see it as it is, a gift of infinite grace. Albert Camus
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I was tormented by my desire for a woman ... I thought so much about a woman, about women, about all the ones I had known, about all the circumstances in which I had enjoyed them, that my cell would be filled with their faces and crowded with my desires. Albert Camus
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La ve rite , comme la lumie' re, aveugle. Le mensonge, au contraire, est un beau cre puscule qui met chaque objet en valeur. Truth, like light, blinds. A lie, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight which shows the value of each object. Albert Camus
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People don't love each other at our age, Marthe-they please each other, that's all. Later on, when you're old and impotent, you can love someone. At our age, you just think you do. That's all it is. Albert Camus
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Existence is illusory and it is eternal. Albert Camus
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Only the sea, murmurous behind the dingy checkerboard of houses, told of the unrest, the precariousness, of all things in this world. Albert Camus
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It is better to burn than to disappear. Albert Camus
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My dear, In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. I realized, through it all, that... In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there's something stronger - something better, pushing right back. Truly yours, Albert Camus Albert Camus
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I spent a long time looking at faces, drinking in smiles. Am I happy or unhappy? It's not a very important question. I live with such frenzied intensity. Things and people are waiting for me, and doubtless I am waiting for them and desiring them with all my strength and sadness. But, here, I earn the right to be alive by silence and by secrecy. The miracle of not having to talk about oneself. Albert Camus
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I like people who dream or talk to themselves interminably; I like them, for they are double. They are here and elsewhere. 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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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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Don't let them tell us stories Albert Camus
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Independence is earned by a few words of cheap confidence 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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