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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: “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: “We’re going forward, but nothing changes.”

We’re going forward, but nothing changes.

— 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: “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 don’t want to be a genius-I have enough problems just trying to be a man.”

I don’t want to be a genius-I have enough problems just trying to be a man.

— 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: “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: “A fate is not a punishment.”

A fate is not a punishment.

— 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: “Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful.”

Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful.

— 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: “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: “Finally, and most of all, words failed him.”

Finally, and most of all, words failed him.

— 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: “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: “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: “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: “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: “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: “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: “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: “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: “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: “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: “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: “Revolution, in order to be creative, cannot do without either a moral or metaphysical rule to balance the insanity of history.”

Revolution, in order to be creative, cannot do without either a moral or metaphysical rule to balance the insanity of history.

— 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: “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


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: “In default of inexhaustible happiness, eternal suffering would at least give us a destiny. But we do not even have that consolation, and our worst agonies come to an end one day.”

In default of inexhaustible happiness, eternal suffering would at least give us a destiny. But we do not even have that consolation, and our worst agonies come to an end one day.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “The world I live in is loathsome to me, but I feel one with the men who suffer in it.”

The world I live in is loathsome to me, but I feel one with the men who suffer in it.

— 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: “All that remains is a fate whose outcome alone is fatal. Outside of that single fatality of death, everything, joy or happiness, is liberty. A world remains of which man is the sole master. What bound him was the illusion of another world.”

All that remains is a fate whose outcome alone is fatal. Outside of that single fatality of death, everything, joy or happiness, is liberty. A world remains of which man is the sole master. What bound him was the illusion of another world.

— 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: “The future is the only kind of property that the masters willingly concede to the slaves.”

The future is the only kind of property that the masters willingly concede to the slaves.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “To stay or to go, it amounted to the same thing.”

To stay or to go, it amounted to the same thing.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “Independence is earned by a few words of cheap confidence.”

Independence is earned by a few words of cheap confidence.

— 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: “From the evening breeze to this hand on my shoulder, everything has its truth.”

From the evening breeze to this hand on my shoulder, everything has its truth.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “Somebody has to have the last word. If not, every argument could be opposed by another and we’d never be done with it.”

Somebody has to have the last word. If not, every argument could be opposed by another and we’d never be done with 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: “In the past, the poverty they shared had a certain sweetness about it. When the end of the day came and they would eat their dinner in silence with the oil lamp between them, there was a secret joy in such simplicity, such retrenchment.”

In the past, the poverty they shared had a certain sweetness about it. When the end of the day came and they would eat their dinner in silence with the oil lamp between them, there was a secret joy in such simplicity, such retrenchment.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “A character is never the author who created him. It is quite likely, however, that an author may be all his characters simultaneously.”

A character is never the author who created him. It is quite likely, however, that an author may be all his characters simultaneously.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “But it’s not easy. I’ve been thinking it over for years. While we loved each other we didn’t need words to make ourselves understood. But people don’t love forever. A time came when I should have found the words to keep her with me, only I couldn’t.”

But it’s not easy. I’ve been thinking it over for years. While we loved each other we didn’t need words to make ourselves understood. But people don’t love forever. A time came when I should have found the words to keep her with me, only I couldn’t.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “Great feelings take with them their own universe, splendid or abject.”

Great feelings take with them their own universe, splendid or abject.

— Albert Camus


Albert Camus Quote: “Those who write clearly have readers.”

Those who write clearly have readers.

— Albert Camus

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