Albert Camus Quotes

A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.

Albert Camus

More and more, when faced with the world of men, the only reaction is one of individualism. Man alone is an end unto himself. Everything one tries to do for the common good ends in failure.

Albert Camus

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

Albert Camus

It's no use reminding yourself daily that you are mortal: it will be brought home to you soon enough.

Albert Camus

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

Albert Camus

Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority.

Albert Camus

After another moment's silence, she mumbled that I was peculiar, that that was probably why she loved me but that one day I might disgust her for the very same reason.

Albert Camus

Fate is not in man but around him.

Albert Camus

The opposite of an idealist is too often a man without love.

Albert Camus

Happiness implied a choice, and within that choice a concerted will, a lucid desire.

Albert Camus

To have time was at once the most magnificent and the most dangerous of experiments. Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.

Albert Camus

It takes time to live. Like any work of art, life needs to be thought about.

Albert Camus

It's better to bet on this life than on the next.

Albert Camus

Only it takes time to be happy. A lot of time. Happiness, too, is a long patience.

Albert Camus

A punishment that penalizes without forestalling is indeed called revenge.

Albert Camus

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

Albert Camus
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