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

Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.


Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.


You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.


Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.


How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.


The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably as clouds announce a storm.


What is a rebel? A man who says no.


Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.


Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.


Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.

    Topics: Courage

The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.


Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.


Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on love.


Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.


We are all special cases.


Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.


You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.


It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting.


One leader, one people, signifies one master and millions of slaves.


Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.


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