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61 Famous Quotes by Albert Camus
11/7/1913 - 1/4/1960
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All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door.

Literary Quotes, by Albert Camus

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You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.

Experience Quotes, by Albert Camus

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Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.

Generosity Quotes, by Albert Camus

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

Happiness Quotes, by Albert Camus

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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.

Love Quotes, by Albert Camus

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If Christianity is pessimistic as to man, it is optimistic as to human destiny. Well, I can say that, pessimistic as to human destiny, I am optimistic as to man.

Optimism Quotes, by Albert Camus

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Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.

Virtue Quotes, by Albert Camus

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An achievement is a bondage. It obliges one to a higher achievement.

Achievement Quotes, by Albert Camus

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A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images.

Books Quotes, by Albert Camus

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You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.

Charm Quotes, by Albert Camus

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Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.

Charm Quotes, by Albert Camus

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We all carry within us our places of exile, our crimes, and our ravages. But our task is not to unleash them on the world; it is to fight them in ourselves and in others.

Fallibility Quotes, by Albert Camus

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There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.

Fate Quotes, by Albert Camus

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In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

Hope Quotes, by Albert Camus

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In default of inexhaustible happiness, eternal suffering would at least give us a destiny. But we do not even have that consolation, and our worst agonies come to an end one day.

Suffering Quotes, by Albert Camus

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Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.

Art and artists Quotes, by Albert Camus

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In our society, any man who doesn't cry at his mother's funeral is liable to be condemned to death.

Death / immortality Quotes, by Albert Camus

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There is but one freedom, to put oneself right with death. After that everything is possible. I cannot force you to believe in God. Believing in God amounts to coming to terms with death. When you have accepted death, the problem of God will be solved--and not the reverse.

Death / immortality Quotes, by Albert Camus

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Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.

Freedom Quotes, by Albert Camus

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I don't want to be a genius--I have enough problems just trying to be a man.

Genius Quotes, by Albert Camus

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The slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown. He must dominate in his turn.

Leadership Quotes, by Albert Camus

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He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.

Life Quotes, by Albert Camus

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A novel is never anything but a philosophy put into images.

Literature Quotes, by Albert Camus

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Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.

Man Quotes, by Albert Camus

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

Nature Quotes, by Albert Camus

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