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Albert Camus quotes

To know oneself, one should assert oneself.

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.

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

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.

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.

You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.

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

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

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

Stupidity has a knack of getting its way.

To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.

The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism.

I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.

I know of only one duty, and that is to love.

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

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.

Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.

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