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Albert Camus Quotes

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"If there is sin against life, it consists... in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life."

"The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants."

"We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives... inside ourselves."

"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."

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

"It's a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money."

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

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

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

"You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life."

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

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

"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."

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

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

"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."

"We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die."

"There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn."

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

"There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide."

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