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
It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose
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
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
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
There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is
In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an
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
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.
Albert Camus Philosophy