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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

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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.
Albert Camus




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French
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.”
Albert Camus




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Quotes

Quotes about history:


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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.”
Aristotle
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Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.”
George Bernard Shaw
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What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.”
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - Lectures on the Philosophy of 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.”
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
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What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.”
Victor Hugo
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If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.”
George Bernard Shaw
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Quotes for: sun:



Quotes for: sun

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It is found again.
What? Eternity.
It is the sea
Gone with the sun.”

Arthur Rimbaud
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The sun is new each day.”
Heraclitus of Ephesus
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Truth is like the sun. It casts light on everything but does not let itself stared at.”
Victor Hugo
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Education is another sun to those who are educated.”
Heraclitus of Ephesus
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Neither the sun nor death can be looked at without winking.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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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.”
Hildegard of Bingen - Causae et Curae
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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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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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