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Quote of Albert Camus - Real generosity toward the future lies...


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

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




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



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

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




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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.




Quotes for: present


Quotes

Quotes about the present:


Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.





Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Seneca - 





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.





The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.





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.





Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.











Quotes for: future


Quotes

Quotes about the future:


Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.





Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Seneca - 





As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.





Man is the future of man.





The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.





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.











Quotes for: to give


Quotes

Quotes for: to give


To have and not to give is in some cases worse than stealing.





The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.





A smile costs less than electricity, but gives much light.





Few people ask from books what books can give us.





Love is the desire to give, not to receive, something.





You can always - always - give something, even if it's a simple act of kindness!











Quotes

Albert Camus also said...


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.





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.





True artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge.





Freedom is not constituted primarily of privilege but of responsibilities.












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