A liking for truth at any cost is a passion that spares nothing and that nothing resists. It's a vice, at times a comfort, or a selfishness.
Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)
Contributed by: Zaady
Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
Source: The Fall, 1957
We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.
To those who despair of everything, reason cannot provide a faith, but only passion, and in this case it must be the same passion that lay at the root of the despair, namely humiliation and hatred.
Men are never convinced of your reasons, of your sincerity, of the seriousness of your sufferings, except by your death. So long as you are alive, your case is doubtful; you have a right only to their skepticism.
It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
The struggle to reach the top is itself enough to fulfill the heart of man. One must believe that Sisyphus is happy.
Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.
Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.
How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Copyright © 2014 Gaiam, Inc.