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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 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.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Le mal qui est dans le monde vient presque toujours de l’ignorance, et la bonne volonté peut faire autant de dégâts que la méchanceté, si elle n’est pas éclairée.

German
Das Böse in der Welt rührt fast immer von der Unwissenheit her, und der gute Wille kann so viel Schaden anrichten wie die Bosheit, wenn er nicht aufgeklärt ist.




See also 

See also...



Ignorance is the mother of all evils.

I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance.

The enlightenment of understanding makes man smarter, but not better.




Quotes for: evil


Quotes

Quotes for: evil


The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.





One of the most important and most difficult arts is to unlearn vice.





For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.





Antisthenes used to say that the most useful science was to unlearn evil.





What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.





Little evil would be done in the world if evil never could be done in the name of good.











Quotes for: ignorance


Quotes

Quotes about ignorance:


Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
Plato - 





To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.





The only way to avoid error is ignorance.





Ignorance is not lack of intelligence, nor knowledge a proof of genius.





I have never met a man so ignorant that I could not learn something from him.





Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.











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.





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





Freedom is not constituted primarily of privilege but of responsibilities.





Absurd is lucid reason noting its limits.












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