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Albert Camus

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Biography - Albert Camus:

French philosopher, author, and journalist. Nobel Prize in Literature (1957).
Born: 1913 - Died: 1960
Period:
20th century
Place of birth: Algeria
Algeria

Freedom is not constituted primarily of privilege but of responsibilities.




Translation

Translation

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French
La liberté ne comprend pas essentiellement des privilèges, mais surtout des obligations.

German
Die Freiheit besteht in erster Linie nicht aus Privilegien, sondern aus Pflichten.




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Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.

Obedience to the law one has prescribed for oneself is freedom.

Freedom has been wholly interpreted as a right, as a thing which people are entitled to claim, whereas what it really is above all is an obligation and a duty.

A man left alone in the universe would have no rights whatever, but he would have obligations.




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"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
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There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.
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This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
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I know of only one duty, and that is to love.
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Love is a better teacher than duty.
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There is only one science to teach to children. It is that of man's duties.
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Among the special duties to others, the first is Truthfulness in speech and action.
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It is much easier to obey your superior than to command yourself; and when you can do whatever you want, it's not easy to want only what you have to.
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Health is the primary duty of life.
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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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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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Absurd is lucid reason noting its limits.
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I revolt, therefore I am.
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