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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
Source: The Plague

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




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.”
Albert Camus - La Peste

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.”
Albert Camus - Die Pest




See also  

See also...



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Ignorance is the mother of all evils.”
François Rabelais

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I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance.”
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

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The enlightenment of understanding makes man smarter, but not better.”
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel




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Quotes for: evil:


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One of the most important and most difficult arts is to unlearn vice.”
Antisthenes
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For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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Antisthenes used to say that the most useful science was to unlearn evil.”
François Fénelon
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What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil
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The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.”
Albert Einstein
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Often the fear of one evil leads us into a worse.”
Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux - Art Poétique
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Quotes about ignorance:


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Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.”
Plato
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To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.”
Mark Twain
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The only way to avoid error is ignorance.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education
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Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.”
Karl Popper
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Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.”
Confucius
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Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.”
Gustave Flaubert
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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 greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.”
Albert Camus - Chroniques
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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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