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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

The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.



The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.



Translation

Translation

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French
La grandeur de l'homme est dans sa décision d'être plus fort que sa condition.

German
Die Größe des Menschen liegt in seiner Entscheidung, stärker zu sein als das, was ihn bestimmt.




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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Men at some time are masters of their fates;
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.


The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be miserable. A tree does not know itself to be miserable.




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All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.
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As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.
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How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
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Certainly thinking is pleasant, but the pleasure of thinking must be subordinated to the art of making decisions.
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Reason wishes to give a just decision; anger wishes its decision to be thought just.
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Quotes for: Man


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Quotes about man, all human beings:


No man is weak by choice.
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Man arrives a novice at every age of life.
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Man is the future of man.
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We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
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There are two ways of contesting, the one by the law, the other by force; the first method is proper to men, the second to beasts.
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I am human, and I think that nothing of that which is human is alien to me.
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Quotes for: greatness


Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.
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All the splendor in the world is not worth a good friend.
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The price of greatness is responsibility.
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There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.
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Only the passions, the great passions, can lift the soul to the greatest things.
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It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.
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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 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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I revolt, therefore I am.
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