Albert Camus

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Albert Camus (French: [albɛʁ kamy]; 7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay The Rebel that his whole life was devoted to opposing the philosophy of nihilism while still delving deeply into individual freedom. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957. Camus did not consider himself to be a follower of the existentialist ideology despite usually being classified as a follower of it, even in his lifetime. In a 1945 interview, Camus rejected any ideological associations: "No, I am not an existentialist. Sartre and I are always surprised to see our names linked...". Camus was born in French Algeria to a Pied-Noir family, and studied at the University of Algiers from which he graduated in 1936. In 1949, Camus founded the Group for International Liaiso... More

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Albert Camus #Age

Photo of Albert Camus Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
Albert Camus #Alone #Learning

Photo of Albert Camus The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.
Albert Camus #Change #Good #Great

Photo of 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.
Albert Camus #Courage

Photo of Albert Camus Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
Albert Camus #Death #Men

Photo of Albert Camus Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.
Albert Camus #Death

Photo of Albert Camus We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.
Albert Camus #Death #Peace

Photo of Albert Camus There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.
Albert Camus #Experience #Love

Photo of Albert Camus When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.
Albert Camus #Famous

Photo of Albert Camus To be famous, in fact, one has only to kill one's landlady.
Albert Camus #Finance #Money

Photo of Albert Camus It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
Albert Camus #Freedom #Men

Photo of Albert Camus Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.
Albert Camus #Alone #God

Photo of Albert Camus Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful.
Albert Camus #Experience

Photo of Albert Camus You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
Albert Camus #Fear #Respect

Photo of Albert Camus Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
Albert Camus #Friendship

Photo of Albert Camus 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.
Albert Camus #God

Photo of Albert Camus We turn toward God only to obtain the impossible.
Albert Camus #Government

Photo of Albert Camus By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
Albert Camus #Great

Photo of 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.
Albert Camus #Good

Photo of Albert Camus 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.
Albert Camus #History

Photo of 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.
Albert Camus #Intelligence

Photo of Albert Camus An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
Albert Camus #Life #Work

Photo of Albert Camus Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
Albert Camus #Life

Photo of Albert Camus We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.
Albert Camus #Life #Society

Photo of Albert Camus As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.
Albert Camus #Life

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