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ALBERT CAMUS
French philosopher, novelist and dramatist
(1913 - 1960)
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A novel is never anything but a philosophy put into images.
      - [Novels]

A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
      - [Truth]

All healthy men have thought of their own suicide.
      - [Suicide]

Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.
      - [Autumn]

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

Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.
      - [Charm]

Every revolution ends by becoming either an oppressor or a heretic.
      - [Revolution]

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.
      - [Freedom]

He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hopes for the human condition is a fool.
      - [Cowardice]

In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.
      - [Understanding]

Life is a sum of all your choices.
      - [Life]

Life is absurd.
      - [Life]

Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
      - [Mankind]

Murder is terribly exhausting.
      - [Murder]

Nature is a burning and frigid, transparent and limited universe in which nothing is possible but everything is given.
      - [Nature]

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
      - [Normalcy]

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
      - [Future]

The absurd has meaning only in so far as it is not agreed to.
      - [Absurdity]

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.
      - [Absurdity]

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
      - [Evil]

There are plagues, and there are victims, and it's the duty of good men not to join forces with the plagues.
      - [Goodness]

There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.
      - [Fate]

To marry a woman who you love and who loves you is to lay a wager with her as to who will stop loving the other first.
      - [Marriage]

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.
      - [Generosity]

We rarely confide in those who are better than we are.
      - [Trust]


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