logo
English German French
language
Albert Camus

Quote of Albert Camus - For centuries the death penalty, often...


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

Quote

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
Albert Camus




See also  

See also...





Quotes

Quotes about death:


Quote
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.”
Leonardo da Vinci - Codex Trivulzianus
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail viewTranslations available



Quote
The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”
Mark Twain
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail viewTranslations available



Quote
Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.”
Epicurus
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail viewTranslations available



Quote
Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.”
Arthur Schopenhauer
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail viewTranslations available



Quote
A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation, not on death, but on life.”
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail viewTranslations available



Quote
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.”
Arthur Schopenhauer
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail viewTranslations available









Quotes

Quotes for: Instinct:


Quote
In art as in love, instinct is enough.”
Anatole France
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail viewTranslations available



Quote
The ignoble nature is distinguished by the fact that it keeps its advantage steadily in view, and that this thought of the end and advantage is even stronger than its strongest impulse.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - The Joyful Science
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail viewTranslations available



Quote
Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments; intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and using unorganized instruments.”
Henri Bergson
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail view



Quote
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.”
Socrates
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail view



Quote
Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.”
Pablo Picasso
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail view



Quote
Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.”
Bertrand Russell
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail view









Quotes

Albert Camus also said...


Quote
In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”
Albert Camus - L'Été
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail view


Quote
The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.”
Albert Camus - Chroniques
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail view


Quote
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
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail view


Quote
Freedom is not constituted primarily of privilege but of responsibilities.”
Albert Camus
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail view


Quote
Absurd is lucid reason noting its limits.”
Albert Camus
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail view


Quote
I revolt, therefore I am.”
Albert Camus - L'Été
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Detail view









info   A quotation is a statement taken out of its context. Therefore, it is necessary to place any quotation within its author's work and its historical, geographical or philosophical context in order to fully understand its meaning. | The quotations stated on this site express their authors' opinion and do not reflect that of Buboquote.com


info   Image attribution:  title, author, license and source of the original file on Wikipedia. Modifications: changes have been made from the original file (cropping, resizing, renaming and color change).



logo

 Subscribe to the quote of the day email

Subscribe to the Quote of the Day to receive a quote every day in your inbox. It is spam-free and you can unsubscribe at any time.







Free | no spam