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

Note, besides, that it is no more immoral to directly rob citizens than to slip indirect taxes into the price of goods that they cannot do without.


All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door.


An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.


Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.


It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose it all.


To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.


A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.


Stupidity has a knack of getting its way.


Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.


What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians.


To abandon oneself to principles is really to die - and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love.


You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer 'yes' without having asked any clear question.


How hard, how bitter it is to become a man!


But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?


The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.


Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.


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.


To be happy we must not be too concerned with others.


In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.


After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.


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