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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

Quote

The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.
Albert Camus - Chroniques




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
La grandeur de l'homme est dans sa décision d'être plus fort que sa condition.”
Albert Camus - Chroniques

German
Die Größe des Menschen liegt in seiner Entscheidung, stärker zu sein als das, was ihn bestimmt.”
Albert Camus - Chroniques




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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.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

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




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Quotes about decision:



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I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.”
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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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All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings
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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.”
Noam Chomsky
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How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.”
Gabrielle Chasnel, dîte Coco Chanel
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Certainly thinking is pleasant, but the pleasure of thinking must be subordinated to the art of making decisions.”
Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain - Propos sur le bonheur
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Quotes about man, all human beings:



Quotes for: Man

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Man arrives a novice at every age of life.”
Nicolas Chamfort - Maximes et pensées
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Man is the future of man.”
Francis Ponge
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No man is weak by choice.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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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.”
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince
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I am human, and I think that nothing of that which is human is alien to me.”
Publius Terentius Afer - Heautontimoroumenos
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Quotes for: greatness:


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All the splendor in the world is not worth a good friend.”
Voltaire
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Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The price of greatness is responsibility.”
Winston Churchill
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There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.”
Leo Tolstoy
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Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”
William Shakespeare
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As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.”
Mahatma Gandhi
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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 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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The need to be right - the sign of a vulgar mind.”
Albert Camus - Carnets
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