Albert Camus Quotes

Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question... view

By: Albert Camus

By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more... view

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

Blessed are the hearts that can bend.. view

By: 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... view

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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... view

By: Albert Camus

At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures - be what he is. And, above all, accept these things... view

By: Albert Camus

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face... view

By: Albert Camus

An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself... view

By: Albert Camus

All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State... view

By: Albert Camus

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... view

By: Albert Camus

Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful... view

By: 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... view

By: Albert Camus

A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing... view

By: Albert Camus

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... view

By: Albert Camus

It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting... view

By: Albert Camus

At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face... view

By: Albert Camus

How hard, how bitter it is to become a man!.. view

By: Albert Camus

Integrity has no need of rules... view

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

After all, every murderer when he kills runs the risk of the most dreadful of deaths, whereas those who kill him risk nothing except promotion... view

By: Albert Camus

In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion... view

By: Albert Camus

It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose it all... view

By: Albert Camus

In order to exist just once in the world, it is necessary never again to exist... view

By: Albert Camus

Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day... view

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

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

By: Albert Camus

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better... view

By: Albert Camus

For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life... view

By: Albert Camus

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check.. view

By: Albert Camus

Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic... view

By: Albert Camus

Every man needs slaves like he needs clean air. To rule is to breathe, is it not? And even the most disenfranchised get to breathe. The lowest on the social scale have their spouses or their children... view

By: Albert Camus

Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being... view

By: Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me.. view

By: Albert Camus

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... view

By: Albert Camus

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth... view

By: Albert Camus

The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone... view

By: Albert Camus

The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind... view

By: Albert Camus

The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably as clouds announce a storm... view

By: Albert Camus

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... view

By: Albert Camus