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Albert Camus
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Biography : French philosopher, author, and journalist. Nobel Prize in Literature (1957).
Born: 1913 - Died: 1960
Period:
20th century
Place of birth: Algeria
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The need to be right - the sign of a vulgar mind.
Albert Camus - Carnets - 



The need to be right - the sign of a vulgar mind.




In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
Albert Camus - L'Été - 



In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.

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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.
Albert Camus - Chroniques - 



The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.




The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
Albert Camus - The Plague - 






True artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge.
Albert Camus - Speech at the Nobel Banquet, December 10, 1957 - 






Freedom is not constituted primarily of privilege but of responsibilities.
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Absurd is lucid reason noting its limits.
Albert Camus - The Myth of Sisyphus - 






To create is to live twice.
Albert Camus - The Myth of Sisyphus - 






I revolt, therefore I am.
Albert Camus - L'Été - 






I know of only one duty, and that is to love.
Albert Camus - Carnets - 






He recognized in himself that power to forget which only children have, and geniuses, and the innocent. Innocent, overwhelmed by joy, he understood at last that he was made for happiness.
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To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.
Albert Camus - Carnets - 






Only it takes time to be happy. A lot of time. Happiness, too, is a long patience.
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The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart.
Albert Camus - The Myth of Sisyphus - 



The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart.




To understand is, above all, to unify.
Albert Camus - The Myth of Sisyphus - 






Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Albert Camus - The Rebel - 






Charm is a way of getting the answer 'Yes' without asking a clear question.
Albert Camus - The Fall - 






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.
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Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
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But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
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Anything that degrades culture shortens the paths that lead to servitude.
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The absurd is born of the confrontation between the human call and the unreasonable silence of the world.
Albert Camus - The Myth of Sisyphus - 






Only truth can face injustice. Truth, or love.
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There is no shame in preferring happiness.
Albert Camus - The Plague - 



There is no shame in preferring happiness.




In truth, the path does not matter, the will to achieve is enough.
Albert Camus - The Myth of Sisyphus - 






A Destiny is not a punishment.
Albert Camus - The Myth of Sisyphus - 






Do not wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day.
Albert Camus - The Fall - 






Like great works, deep feelings always mean more than they are conscious of saying.
Albert Camus - The Myth of Sisyphus - 






Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.




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 - Speech at the Nobel Banquet, December 10, 1957 - 










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