ALBERT CAMUS Quotes

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

Albert Camus

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.

Albert Camus

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

Albert Camus

I am too far away from what I love and my distance is without remedy.

Albert Camus

... one cannot be happy in exile or in oblivion. One cannot always be a stranger. I want to return to my homeland, make all my loved ones happy. I see no further than this.

Albert Camus

In this vast country that he had so loved, he was alone.

Albert Camus

I do not have much liking for the too famous existential philosophy, and, to tell the truth, I think its conclusions false.

Albert Camus

To two men living the same number of years, the world always provides the same sum of experiences. It is up to us to be conscious of them.

Albert Camus

The realization that life is absurd and cannot be an end, but only a beginning. This is a truth nearly all great minds have taken as their starting point. It is not this discovery that is interesting, but the consequences and rules of action drawn from it.

Albert Camus

A living man can be enslaved and reduced to the historic condition of an object. But if he dies in refusing to be enslaved, he reaffirms the existence of another kind of human nature which refuses to be classified as an object.

Albert Camus

There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.

Albert Camus

The innocent is the person who explains nothing.

Albert Camus

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

Albert Camus

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists.

ALBERT CAMUS

Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the name of revolution have become, in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion.

Albert Camus

To know oneself, one should assert oneself.

Albert Camus
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