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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

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Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
Albert Camus




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
La vraie générosité envers l'avenir consiste à tout donner au présent.”
Albert Camus

German
Die wahre Großzügigkeit der Zukunft gegenüber besteht darin, in der Gegenwart alles zu geben.”
Albert Camus




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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.”
Jean de La Bruyere




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Quotes for: present

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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.”
Leonardo da Vinci
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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.”
Seneca
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.”
Simone de Beauvoir
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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
Gautama Buddha
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The future influences the present just as much as the past.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Quotes about the future:



Quotes for: future

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Man is the future of man.”
Francis Ponge
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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.”
Seneca
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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
Gautama Buddha
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No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”
Alan Watts
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The future influences the present just as much as the past.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.”
Alexis de Tocqueville
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Quotes for: to give:


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To have and not to give is in some cases worse than stealing.”
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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A smile costs less than electricity, but gives much light.”
Abbé Pierre
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The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.”
Pierre Corneille
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You can always - always - give something, even if it's a simple act of kindness!”
Anne Frank
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Few people ask from books what books can give us.”
Virginia Woolf
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Love is the desire to give, not to receive, something.”
Bertolt Brecht
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Albert Camus also said...


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In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”
Albert Camus - L'Été
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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.”
Albert Camus - Chroniques
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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.”
Albert Camus - The Plague
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Freedom is not constituted primarily of privilege but of responsibilities.”
Albert Camus
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Absurd is lucid reason noting its limits.”
Albert Camus
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I revolt, therefore I am.”
Albert Camus - L'Été
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