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Albert Camus
November 7, 1913 - January 4, 1960
Nationality: French
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: French Philosopher

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.


A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.


Integrity has no need of rules.


Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.


The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.


Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.

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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.


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


To know oneself, one should assert oneself.


I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the last judgment, it takes place every day.


There is the good and the bad, the great and the low, the just and the unjust. I swear to you that all that will never change.


The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody.


In order to exist just once in the world, it is necessary never again to exist.


As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.


Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.


Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.


The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.


I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.


When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.


We call first truths those we discover after all the others.


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