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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.
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In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
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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.
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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.

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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.
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Freedom is not constituted primarily of privilege but of responsibilities.
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Absurd is lucid reason noting its limits.
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I revolt, therefore I am.
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I know of only one duty, and that is to love.
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True artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge.
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To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.
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Only it takes time to be happy. A lot of time. Happiness, too, is a long patience.
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To create is to live twice.
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The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.
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To understand is, above all, to unify.
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Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
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Charm is a way of getting the answer 'Yes' without asking a clear question.
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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.
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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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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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Anything that degrades culture shortens the paths that lead to servitude.
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There is no shame in preferring happiness.
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In truth, the path does not matter, the will to achieve is enough.
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A Destiny is not a punishment.
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Do not wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day.
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Like great works, deep feelings always mean more than they are conscious of saying.
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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.

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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.
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That's what a genius is: an intelligence that knows its limits.
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Art is a means of stirring the greatest number of people by offering them a privileged picture of common joys and sufferings. It obliges the artist not to keep himself apart; it subjects him to the most humble and the most universal truth.
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