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quote by Albert Camus: In raining bullets on those silent faces, already turned away from this world, you think you are disfiguring the face of our truth. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

In raining bullets on those silent faces, already turned away from this world, you think you are disfiguring the face of our truth.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: This land on which so many centuries have left their mark is merely an obligatory retreat for you, whereas it has always been our dearest hope. Your too sudden passion is made up of spite and necessi… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

This land on which so many centuries have left their mark is merely an obligatory retreat for you, whereas it has always been our dearest hope. Your too sudden passion is made up of spite and necessity.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Yes, their reasons are overwhelming. They are as big as hope and as deep as revolt. They are the reasons of the future for a country that others tried so long to limit to the gloomy rumination of her… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Yes, their reasons are overwhelming. They are as big as hope and as deep as revolt. They are the reasons of the future for a country that others tried so long to limit to the gloomy rumination of her past.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: A city deprived of everything, devoid of light and devoid of heat, starved, and still not crushed. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

A city deprived of everything, devoid of light and devoid of heat, starved, and still not crushed.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: For their heroism was that they had to conquer themselves first. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

For their heroism was that they had to conquer themselves first.

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quote by Albert Camus: You were satisfied to serve the power of your nation and we dreamed of giving ours her truth. It was enough for you to serve the politics of reality whereas, in our wildest aberrations, we still had … with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

You were satisfied to serve the power of your nation and we dreamed of giving ours her truth. It was enough for you to serve the politics of reality whereas, in our wildest aberrations, we still had a vague conception of the politics of honor.

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quote by Albert Camus: Having been, not only mutilated in our country, wounded in our very flesh, but also divested of our most beautiful images, for you gave the world a hateful and ridiculous version of them. The most pa… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Having been, not only mutilated in our country, wounded in our very flesh, but also divested of our most beautiful images, for you gave the world a hateful and ridiculous version of them. The most painful thing to bear is seeing a mockery made of what one loves.

--Albert Camus


quote by Albert Camus: The hopeless hope is what sustains us in difficult moments; our comrades will be more patient than the executioners and more numerous than the bullets. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

The hopeless hope is what sustains us in difficult moments; our comrades will be more patient than the executioners and more numerous than the bullets.

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quote by Albert Camus: We are fighting for the distinction between sacrifice and mysticism, between energy and violence, between strength and cruelty, for that even finer distinction between the true and the false, between… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

We are fighting for the distinction between sacrifice and mysticism, between energy and violence, between strength and cruelty, for that even finer distinction between the true and the false, between the man of the future and the cowardly gods you revere.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: It is a great deal to fight while despising war, to accept losing everything while still preferring happiness, to face destruction while cherishing the idea of a higher civilization. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

It is a great deal to fight while despising war, to accept losing everything while still preferring happiness, to face destruction while cherishing the idea of a higher civilization.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: I noticed that he laid stress on my intelligence. It puzzled me rather why what would count as a good point in an ordinary person should be used against an accused man as an overwhelming proof of his… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

I noticed that he laid stress on my intelligence. It puzzled me rather why what would count as a good point in an ordinary person should be used against an accused man as an overwhelming proof of his guilt.

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quote by Albert Camus: You are only excused for happiness and success if you generously agree to share them. But if one is to be happy, one should not worry too much about other people -- which means there is no way out. 
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You are only excused for happiness and success if you generously agree to share them. But if one is to be happy, one should not worry too much about other people -- which means there is no way out.
Happy and judged or absolved and miserable.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: The misery and greatness of this world: it offers no truths, but only objects for love. Absurdity is king, but love saves us from it. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

The misery and greatness of this world: it offers no truths, but only objects for love. Absurdity is king, but love saves us from it.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: The futility of what was happening here seemed to take me by the throat, I felt like vomiting, and I had only one idea: to get it over, to go back to my cell, and sleep... and sleep. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

The futility of what was happening here seemed to take me by the throat, I felt like vomiting, and I had only one idea: to get it over, to go back to my cell, and sleep... and sleep.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Friendship is a knowledge acquired by free men. And there is no freedom without intelligence or without mutual understanding. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Friendship is a knowledge acquired by free men. And there is no freedom without intelligence or without mutual understanding.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don't know. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don't know.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: My soul's a burden to me, I've had enough of it. I'm eager to be in that country, where the sun kills every question. I don't belong here. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

My soul's a burden to me, I've had enough of it. I'm eager to be in that country, where the sun kills every question. I don't belong here.

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quote by Albert Camus: We don't have the time to completely be ourselves. We only have the room to be happy. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

We don't have the time to completely be ourselves. We only have the room to be happy.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: It was previously a question of finding out whether or not life had to have a meaning to be lived. It now becomes clear on the contrary that it will be lived all the better if it has no meaning. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

It was previously a question of finding out whether or not life had to have a meaning to be lived. It now becomes clear on the contrary that it will be lived all the better if it has no meaning.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: The only serious question in life is whether to kill yourself or not. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

The only serious question in life is whether to kill yourself or not.

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quote by Albert Camus: Mother used to say that however miserable one is, there's always something to be thankful for. And each morning, when the sky brightened and light began to flood my cell, I agreed with her. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Mother used to say that however miserable one is, there's always something to be thankful for. And each morning, when the sky brightened and light began to flood my cell, I agreed with her.

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quote by Albert Camus: Lucifer also has died with God, and from his ashes has arisen a spiteful demon who does not even understand the object of his venture. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Lucifer also has died with God, and from his ashes has arisen a spiteful demon who does not even understand the object of his venture.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: We are rebels for a cause, poets with a dream, and we won't let this world die without a fight. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

We are rebels for a cause, poets with a dream, and we won't let this world die without a fight.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: The evil that is in the world always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence, if they lack understanding. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

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

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quote by Albert Camus: In the vast reaches of the dry, cold night, thousands of stars were constantly appearing, and their sparkling icicles, loosened at once, began to slip gradually toward the horizon. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

In the vast reaches of the dry, cold night, thousands of stars were constantly appearing, and their sparkling icicles, loosened at once, began to slip gradually toward the horizon.

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quote by Albert Camus: The Byronic hero, incapable of love, or capable only of an impossible love, suffers endlessly. He is solitary, languid, his condition exhausts him. If he wants to feel alive, it must be in the terrib… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

The Byronic hero, incapable of love, or capable only of an impossible love, suffers endlessly. He is solitary, languid, his condition exhausts him. If he wants to feel alive, it must be in the terrible exaltation of a brief and destructive action.

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quote by Albert Camus: I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: I have a good, hearty laugh and an energetic handshake, and those are trump cards. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

I have a good, hearty laugh and an energetic handshake, and those are trump cards.

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quote by Albert Camus: Life is the sum of your choices. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Life is the sum of your choices.

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quote by Albert Camus: Any thought that abandons unity glorifies diversity. And diversity is the home of art. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Any thought that abandons unity glorifies diversity. And diversity is the home of art.

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quote by Albert Camus: You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.

--Albert Camus


quote by Albert Camus: A crown of kisses to the queen of dreams. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

A crown of kisses to the queen of dreams.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: I explained to him, however, that my nature was such that my physical needs often got in the way of my feelings. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

I explained to him, however, that my nature was such that my physical needs often got in the way of my feelings.

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quote by Albert Camus: The real 19th century prophet was Dostoevsky, not Karl Marx. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

The real 19th century prophet was Dostoevsky, not Karl Marx.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: One dies if necessary, one breaks rather than bending. But I bend, because I continue to love myself. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

One dies if necessary, one breaks rather than bending. But I bend, because I continue to love myself.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Sometimes, from beyond the skycrapers, the cry of a tugboat finds you in your insomnia, and you remember that this desert of iron and cement is an island. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Sometimes, from beyond the skycrapers, the cry of a tugboat finds you in your insomnia, and you remember that this desert of iron and cement is an island.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: Don't walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don't walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Don't walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don't walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: History only exists, in the final analysis, for God. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

History only exists, in the final analysis, for God.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority.

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quote by Albert Camus: A man wants to earn money in order to be happy, and his whole effort and the best of a life are devoted to the earning of that money. Happiness is forgotten; the means are taken for the end. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

A man wants to earn money in order to be happy, and his whole effort and the best of a life are devoted to the earning of that money. Happiness is forgotten; the means are taken for the end.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

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

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: To live is to hurt others, and through others, to hurt oneself. Cruel earth! How can we manage not to touch anything? To find what ultimate exile? with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

To live is to hurt others, and through others, to hurt oneself. Cruel earth! How can we manage not to touch anything? To find what ultimate exile?

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Psychology is action, not thinking about oneself. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Psychology is action, not thinking about oneself.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Creating is living doubly. The groping, anxious quest of a Proust, his meticulous collecting of flowers, of wallpapers, and of anxieties, signifies nothing else. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Creating is living doubly. The groping, anxious quest of a Proust, his meticulous collecting of flowers, of wallpapers, and of anxieties, signifies nothing else.

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quote by Albert Camus: I don't want to be a genius-I have enough problems just trying to be a man. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

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

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quote by Albert Camus: 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. In the depth of winter, … with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

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. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.

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quote by Albert Camus: Any country where I am not bored is a country that teaches me nothing. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Any country where I am not bored is a country that teaches me nothing.

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quote by Albert Camus: True debauchery is liberating because it creates no obligations. In it you possess only yourself, hence it remains the favorite pastime of the great lovers of their own person. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

True debauchery is liberating because it creates no obligations. In it you possess only yourself, hence it remains the favorite pastime of the great lovers of their own person.

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quote by Albert Camus: The true work of art is always on the human scale. It is essentially the one that says, 'less.' with background image: silhouette of person standing beside bare tree under stary sky
Background Photo: Vincent Chin

The true work of art is always on the human scale. It is essentially the one that says, 'less.'

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quote by Albert Camus: What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.

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quote by Albert Camus: Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.

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quote by Albert Camus: Those who love, friends and lovers, know that love is not only a blinding flash, but also a long and painful struggle in the darkness for the realization of definitive recognition and reconciliation. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Those who love, friends and lovers, know that love is not only a blinding flash, but also a long and painful struggle in the darkness for the realization of definitive recognition and reconciliation.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: She was waiting, but she didn't know for what. She was aware only of her solitude, and of the penetrating cold, and of a greater weight in the region of her heart. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

She was waiting, but she didn't know for what. She was aware only of her solitude, and of the penetrating cold, and of a greater weight in the region of her heart.

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quote by Albert Camus: I used to advertise my loyalty and I don't believe there is a single person I loved that I didn't eventually betray. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

I used to advertise my loyalty and I don't believe there is a single person I loved that I didn't eventually betray.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: À chacun son printemps, le mien a des roses de fer. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

À chacun son printemps, le mien a des roses de fer.

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quote by Albert Camus: Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle.This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle.This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.

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quote by Albert Camus: The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself. with background image: woman standing on forest
Background Photo: Tobias Hort-Giess

The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Gandhi proved it is possible to fight for one's people and win without for a moment losing the world's respect. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Gandhi proved it is possible to fight for one's people and win without for a moment losing the world's respect.

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quote by Albert Camus: In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Part 2. At that moment we are feverish but also porous, so that the slightest touch makes us quiver to the depths of our being. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Part 2. At that moment we are feverish but also porous, so that the slightest touch makes us quiver to the depths of our being.

--Albert Camus

quote by Albert Camus: Travel, which is like a greater and graver science, brings us back to ourselves. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Travel, which is like a greater and graver science, brings us back to ourselves.

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quote by Albert Camus: A true masterpiece does not tell everything. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

A true masterpiece does not tell everything.

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quote by Albert Camus: I rebel; therefore I exist. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

I rebel; therefore I exist.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: We rarely confide in those who are better than we are. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

We rarely confide in those who are better than we are.

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quote by Albert Camus: Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.

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quote by Albert Camus: You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer 'yes' without having asked any clear question. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer 'yes' without having asked any clear question.

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quote by Albert Camus: Note, besides, that it is no more immoral to directly rob citizens than to slip indirect taxes into the price of goods that they cannot do without. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Note, besides, that it is no more immoral to directly rob citizens than to slip indirect taxes into the price of goods that they cannot do without.

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quote by Albert Camus: Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on love. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on love.

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quote 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. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

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.

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quote by Albert Camus: When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.

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quote 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 t… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

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.

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quote by Albert Camus: The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

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

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quote by Albert Camus: Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.

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quote by Albert Camus: How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

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

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

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

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quote by Albert Camus: To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.

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quote 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. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

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.

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quote by Albert Camus: Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.

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quote by Albert Camus: Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.

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quote by Albert Camus: I grew up with the sea, and poverty for me was sumptuous; then I lost the sea and found all luxuries gray and poverty unbearable. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

I grew up with the sea, and poverty for me was sumptuous; then I lost the sea and found all luxuries gray and poverty unbearable.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: How hard, how bitter it is to become a man! with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

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

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Lying is not only saying what isn't true. It is also, in fact especially, saying more than is true and, in the case of the human heart, saying more than one feels. We all do it, every day, to make li… with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Lying is not only saying what isn't true. It is also, in fact especially, saying more than is true and, in the case of the human heart, saying more than one feels. We all do it, every day, to make life simpler.

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quote 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. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

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.

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quote by Albert Camus: There is the good and the bad, the great and the low, the just and the unjust. I swear to you that all that will never change. with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

There is the good and the bad, the great and the low, the just and the unjust. I swear to you that all that will never change.

--Albert Camus
quote by Albert Camus: Why should it be essential to love rarely in order to love much? with background image: photo of author Albert Camus with quote

Why should it be essential to love rarely in order to love much?

--Albert Camus

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