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Albert Camus Quotes

About Albert Camus

Albert Camus

Life: 1913 - 1960

Country: fr flag France

Profession: Philosopher; Writer;

Albert Camus (November 7, 1913 - January 4, 1960) was a French author and philosopher who won the Nobel prize in 1957. He is often associated with existentialism, but Camus refused this label. On the other hand, as he wrote in his essay The Rebel, his whole life was devoted against the philosophy of nihilism. His most important phrase for the future was: "All of us, among the ruins, are preparing a renaissance beyond the limits of nihilism. But few of us know it".

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Quotations

I shall tell you a great secret my friend. Do not wait for the last judgement, it takes place every day.

~ Albert Camus

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

~ Albert Camus

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

~ Albert Camus

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.

~ Albert Camus

After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.

~ Albert Camus

It is better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees.

~ Albert Camus

The truth, as the light, makes blind.

~ Albert Camus

Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.

~ Albert Camus

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.

~ Albert Camus

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

~ Albert Camus

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

~ Albert Camus

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.

~ Albert Camus

The innocent is the person who explains nothing.

~ Albert Camus
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