Albert Camus Quotes

albert camus quotes You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.

Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.

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

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

There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.

The real passion of the twentieth century is servitude.

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.

The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind.

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

A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

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

We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.

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

You have to be very rich or very poor to live without a trade.

Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.

The society based on production is only productive, not creative.

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.

There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide.

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

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.

Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day.

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

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

We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.

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

Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic.

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

We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.

Stupidity has a knack of getting its way.

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

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