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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

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.




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French
La beauté est insupportable. Elle nous désespère, éternité d'une minute que nous voudrions pourtant étirer tout le long du temps.




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Quotes for: beauty


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Quotes about beauty:


Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
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Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
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What beauty is, I know not.
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I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.
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Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste.
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I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.
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Quotes for: time


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Quotes about time:


In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.
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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.
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Time is a great master; it regulates things well.
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It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.
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Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.
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What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.
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Quotes for: eternity


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Quotes about eternity:


It is found again.
What? Eternity.
It is the sea
Gone with the sun.

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Time, that moving image of an immovable eternity.
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Be humanity evermore our goal.
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Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.
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As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
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If life is ephemeral, the fact of having lived a life which is ephemeral is an eternal fact.
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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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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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