Albert Camus Quotes


Star Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
There are some words that I have never really understood, such as sin... For if there is sin against life, it lies perhaps less in despairing of it than in hoping for another life and evading the implacable grandeur of the one we have.
I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the last judgment. It takes place every day.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental questions of philosophy.
You know what charm is: a way of getting the awnswer 'yes' without having asked any clear question.
Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.
Integrity has no need of rules.
Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic.
When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him; and you are torn by the thought of the unhappiness and night you cast, by the mere fact of living, in the hearts you encounter.
To know oneself, one should assert oneself. Psychology is action, not thinking about oneself. We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.
Life is the sum of all your choices.
You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.
A slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown, he must dominate in his turn.
We are all exceptional cases. We all want to appeal against something. Each of us insists on being innocent at all cost, even if he has to accuse the whole human race and heaven itself.
Sometimes it is easier to see clearly into the liar than into the man who tells the truth. Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
Truth is mysterious, elusive, ever to be won anew. Liberty is dangerous, as hard to get along with as it is exciting.
The nobility of our calling will always be rooted in two commitments difficult to observe: refusal to lie about what we know, and resistance to oppression.
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