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Albert Camus

Quote of Albert Camus - To correct a natural indifference I...


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

To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn't everything.




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Pour corriger une indifférence naturelle, je fus placé à mi-distance de la misère et du soleil. La misère m'empêcha de croire que tout est bien sous le soleil et dans l'histoire; le soleil m'apprit que l'histoire n'est pas tout.




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Quotes for: History


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Quotes about history:


What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.
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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
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Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
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Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.
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What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.
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If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
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Quotes for: sun


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Quotes for: sun


The sun is new each day.
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It is found again.
What? Eternity.
It is the sea
Gone with the sun.

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Truth is like the sun. It casts light on everything but does not let itself stared at.
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Education is another sun to those who are educated.
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Neither the sun nor death can be looked at without winking.
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As the sun is the light of the day, so the soul is the light of the awakened body. As the moon is the light of the night, so is the soul the light of the sleeping body.
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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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Absurd is lucid reason noting its limits.
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