Albert Camus

1913 - 1960

A Quote by Albert Camus on labor, mountains, punishment, reason, and thought

The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Albert Camus on future, generosity, giving, lies, and present

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

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Albert Camus on genius, justice, problems, and trying

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

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Albert Camus on life and order

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

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Albert Camus on beginning, deed, and restaurants

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 (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Albert Camus on greatness and trying

Greatness consists in trying to be great. There is no other way.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Albert Camus on experience

You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Albert Camus on fate

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There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.

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A Quote by Albert Camus on feeling

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At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Albert Camus on certainty, chance, freedom, and good

A free press can of course be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom it will never be anything but bad. . . . Freedom is nothing else but a chance to bet better, whereas enslavement is a certainty of the worse.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

Source: Resistance, Rebellion and Death (1960)

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