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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 absurd is born of the confrontation between the human call and the unreasonable silence of the world.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
L'absurde naît de cette confrontation entre l'appel humain et le silence déraisonnable du monde.

German
Das Absurde entsteht aus diesem Zusammenstoß zwischen dem Ruf des Menschen und dem vernunftlosen Schweigen der Welt.




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The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.




Quotes for: silence


Quotes

Quotes about silence:


Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.





Silence is often the truest wisdom.
Pindar  





Silence is the sanctuary of prudence.





What can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence.





If you have words stronger than silence, speak. If you do not have them, then remain silent.





Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.











Quotes for: world


Quotes

Quotes about the world:


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.





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





We admire the world through what we love.





Let us read and let us dance—these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.





Be the change that you wish to see in the world.





How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.











Quotes for: Human nature


Quotes

Quotes about human nature:


I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.





I am human, and I think that nothing of that which is human is alien to me.





Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.





Be humanity evermore our goal.





Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being? The time will come when humanity will extend its mantle over everything which breathes.





The dignity of mankind is in your hands; protect it!
It sinks with you! With you it will ascend.












Quotes for: absurd


Quotes

Quotes for: absurd


Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.





Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.





Absurd is lucid reason noting its limits.





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





Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.





Whoever wants to deceive people must first of all make absurdity plausible.











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.





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.





Freedom is not constituted primarily of privilege but of responsibilities.





Absurd is lucid reason noting its limits.












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