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Albert Camus Quote: “Then we understand that rebellion cannot exist without a strange form of love. Those who find no rest in God or in history are condemned to live for those who, like themselves, cannot live; in fact, for the humiliated.”

Then we understand that rebellion cannot exist without a strange form of love. Those who find no rest in God or in history are condemned to live for those who, like themselves, cannot live; in fact, for the humiliated.

— Albert Camus



Albert Camus Quote: “No code of ethics and no effort are justifiable a priori in the face of the cruel mathematics that command our condition.”

No code of ethics and no effort are justifiable a priori in the face of the cruel mathematics that command our condition.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “I was assailed by memories of a life that wasn’t mine anymore, but one in which I’d found the simplest and most lasting joys.”

I was assailed by memories of a life that wasn’t mine anymore, but one in which I’d found the simplest and most lasting joys.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “It is necessary to fall in love – the better to provide an alibi for all the despair we are going to feel anyway.”

It is necessary to fall in love – the better to provide an alibi for all the despair we are going to feel anyway.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “If man is reduced to being nothing but a character in history, he has no other choice but to subside into the sound and fury of acompletely irrational history or to endow history with the form of human reason.”

If man is reduced to being nothing but a character in history, he has no other choice but to subside into the sound and fury of acompletely irrational history or to endow history with the form of human reason.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “Don’t believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.”

Don’t believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “Happiness is not everything and men have their duties. Mine is to find my mother, a homeland.”

Happiness is not everything and men have their duties. Mine is to find my mother, a homeland.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “Youth is above all a collection of possibilities.”

Youth is above all a collection of possibilities.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “The more I accuse myself, the more right I have to judge you. Even better, I make you judge yourself, which comforts me the more.”

The more I accuse myself, the more right I have to judge you. Even better, I make you judge yourself, which comforts me the more.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “Yes, I’m happy, in human terms.”

Yes, I’m happy, in human terms.

— Albert Camus



Albert Camus Quote: “It’s a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.”

It’s a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “At that time, I often thought that if I had had to live in the trunk of a dead tree, with nothing to do but look up at the sky flowing overhead, little by little I would have gotten used to it.”

At that time, I often thought that if I had had to live in the trunk of a dead tree, with nothing to do but look up at the sky flowing overhead, little by little I would have gotten used to it.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “It is in the thick of calamity that one gets hardened to the truth – in other words, to silence.”

It is in the thick of calamity that one gets hardened to the truth – in other words, to silence.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “People don’t love each other at our age, Marthe – they please each other, that’s all. Later on, when you’re old and impotent, you can love someone. At our age, you just think you do. That’s all it is.”

People don’t love each other at our age, Marthe – they please each other, that’s all. Later on, when you’re old and impotent, you can love someone. At our age, you just think you do. That’s all it is.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “We are not so mad as to think that we shall create a world in which murder will not occur. We are fighting for a world in which murder will no longer be legal.”

We are not so mad as to think that we shall create a world in which murder will not occur. We are fighting for a world in which murder will no longer be legal.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “But, you know, I feel more fellowship with the defeated than with saints. Heroism and sanctity don’t really appeal to me, I imagine. What interests me is being a man.”

But, you know, I feel more fellowship with the defeated than with saints. Heroism and sanctity don’t really appeal to me, I imagine. What interests me is being a man.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “My chief occupation, despite appearances, has always been love.”

My chief occupation, despite appearances, has always been love.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “Politics and the fate of mankind are formed by men without ideals and without greatness. Those who have greatness within them do not go in for politics.”

Politics and the fate of mankind are formed by men without ideals and without greatness. Those who have greatness within them do not go in for politics.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “I don’t know whether this world has a meaning that transcends it. But I know that I cannot know that meaning and that it is impossible for me just now to know it.”

I don’t know whether this world has a meaning that transcends it. But I know that I cannot know that meaning and that it is impossible for me just now to know it.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “Every man needs slaves like he needs clean air. To rule is to breathe, is it not? And even the most disenfranchised get to breathe. The lowest on the social scale have their spouses or their children.”

Every man needs slaves like he needs clean air. To rule is to breathe, is it not? And even the most disenfranchised get to breathe. The lowest on the social scale have their spouses or their children.

— Albert Camus



Albert Camus Quote: “You know, a man always judges himself by the balance he can strike between the needs of his body and the demands of his mind. You’re judging yourself now, Mersaut, and you don’t like the sentence.”

You know, a man always judges himself by the balance he can strike between the needs of his body and the demands of his mind. You’re judging yourself now, Mersaut, and you don’t like the sentence.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “I felt as though I was partly unlearning what i had never learned and yet knew so well: I mean, how to live.”

I felt as though I was partly unlearning what i had never learned and yet knew so well: I mean, how to live.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “There can be no true goodness, nor true love, without the utmost clear-sightedness.”

There can be no true goodness, nor true love, without the utmost clear-sightedness.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “I enjoyed my own nature to the fullest, and we all know there lies happiness, although, to soothe one another mutually, we occasionally pretend to condemn such joys as selfishness.”

I enjoyed my own nature to the fullest, and we all know there lies happiness, although, to soothe one another mutually, we occasionally pretend to condemn such joys as selfishness.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “God is not necessary to create culpability, or to punish. Our fellow men are enough for that, helped by ourselves.”

God is not necessary to create culpability, or to punish. Our fellow men are enough for that, helped by ourselves.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “A fate is not a punishment.”

A fate is not a punishment.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “The future is the only transcendental value for men without God.”

The future is the only transcendental value for men without God.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “I sometimes need to write things which I cannot completely control but which therefore prove that what is in me is stronger than I am.”

I sometimes need to write things which I cannot completely control but which therefore prove that what is in me is stronger than I am.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “The most eloquent eulogy of capitalism was made by its greatest enemy. Marx is only anti-capitalist in so far as capitalism is out of date.”

The most eloquent eulogy of capitalism was made by its greatest enemy. Marx is only anti-capitalist in so far as capitalism is out of date.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “A man wants to earn money in order to be happy, and his whole effort and the best of a life are devoted to the earning of that money. Happiness is forgotten; the means are taken for the end.”

A man wants to earn money in order to be happy, and his whole effort and the best of a life are devoted to the earning of that money. Happiness is forgotten; the means are taken for the end.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “Can one be a saint if God does not exist? That is the only concrete problem I know of today.”

Can one be a saint if God does not exist? That is the only concrete problem I know of today.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “A liking for truth at any cost is a passion that spares nothing and that nothing resists. It’s a vice, at times a comfort, or a selfishness.”

A liking for truth at any cost is a passion that spares nothing and that nothing resists. It’s a vice, at times a comfort, or a selfishness.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “Madness such as this, its like trying to stop a fire with the moisture from a kiss.”

Madness such as this, its like trying to stop a fire with the moisture from a kiss.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “The nobility of our calling will always be rooted in two commitments difficult to observe: refusal to lie about what we know, and resistance to oppression.”

The nobility of our calling will always be rooted in two commitments difficult to observe: refusal to lie about what we know, and resistance to oppression.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “To lose one’s life is no great matter; when the time comes I’ll have the courage to lose mine. But what’s intolerable is to see one’s life being drained of meaning, to be told there’s no reason for existing. A man can’t live without some reason for living.”

To lose one’s life is no great matter; when the time comes I’ll have the courage to lose mine. But what’s intolerable is to see one’s life being drained of meaning, to be told there’s no reason for existing. A man can’t live without some reason for living.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “Beauty, no doubt, does not make revolutions. But a day will come when revolutions will have need of beauty.”

Beauty, no doubt, does not make revolutions. But a day will come when revolutions will have need of beauty.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “Healthy people have a natural skill of avoiding feverish eyes.”

Healthy people have a natural skill of avoiding feverish eyes.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “Human relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose a future...”

Human relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose a future...

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “Finally, and most of all, words failed him.”

Finally, and most of all, words failed him.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “I grew up with the sea, and poverty for me was sumptuous; then I lost the sea and found all luxuries gray and poverty unbearable.”

I grew up with the sea, and poverty for me was sumptuous; then I lost the sea and found all luxuries gray and poverty unbearable.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “A loveless world is a dead world.”

A loveless world is a dead world.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “Humans are creatures, who spent their lifes trying to convince themselves, that their existence is not absurd.”

Humans are creatures, who spent their lifes trying to convince themselves, that their existence is not absurd.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “When the body is sad, the heart languishes.”

When the body is sad, the heart languishes.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “I was absent at the moment I took up the most space.”

I was absent at the moment I took up the most space.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “These are facts the heart can feel; yet they call for careful study before they become clear to the intellect.”

These are facts the heart can feel; yet they call for careful study before they become clear to the intellect.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “Some are created to love, while the others – to live.”

Some are created to love, while the others – to live.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “The kingdom of heaven will, in fact, appear on earth, but it will be ruled over by men a mere handful to begin with, who will be the Cassars, because they were the first to understand and later, with time, by all men.”

The kingdom of heaven will, in fact, appear on earth, but it will be ruled over by men a mere handful to begin with, who will be the Cassars, because they were the first to understand and later, with time, by all men.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “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.”

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


Albert Camus Quote: “This is the century of fear.”

This is the century of fear.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “It is not humiliating to be unhappy. Physical suffering is sometimes humiliating, but the suffering of being cannot be, it is life.”

It is not humiliating to be unhappy. Physical suffering is sometimes humiliating, but the suffering of being cannot be, it is life.

— Albert Camus

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