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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

Absurd is lucid reason noting its limits.



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French
L'absurde, c'est la raison lucide qui constate ses limites.

German
Das Absurde ist die erhellte Vernunft, die ihre Grenzen feststellt.




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Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.

That's what a genius is: an intelligence that knows its limits.




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Quotes about reason:


Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.
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Have courage to use your own reason!
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There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
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The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.
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Two extremes: to exclude reason, to admit reason only.
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Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess. And in this it is not likely that all are mistaken: the conviction is rather to be held as testifying that the power of judging aright and of distinguishing truth from error, which is properly what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men; and that the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects. For to be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it.
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Quotes for: absurd


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Quotes for: absurd


Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.
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Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.
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Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.
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Whoever wants to deceive people must first of all make absurdity plausible.
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The history of thought may be summed up in these words: it is absurd by what it seeks and great by what it finds.
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It is a much cleverer thing to talk nonsense than to listen to it.
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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 greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.
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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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I revolt, therefore I am.
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