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Albert Camus Quotes

Albert Camus
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
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#French Philosopher #Belief

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For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
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Every revolution ends by becoming either an oppressor or a heretic
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#Revolution

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It's a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
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#French Philosopher #Money

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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 be better, whereas enslavement is a certainty of the worse.
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#Freedom

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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.
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We are all special cases.
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By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
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#French Philosopher #Conscience

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Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
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#French Philosopher #Courage #inspirational

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Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
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I know of only one duty, and that is to love
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#Cute

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In our wildest aberrations we dream of an equilibrium we have left behind and which we naively expect to find at the end of our errors. Childish presumption which justifies the fact that child-nations, inheriting our follies, are now directing our history.
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#History And Historians

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In order to exist just once in the world, it is necessary never again to exist.
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Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day.
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Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower
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#Autumn

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From Paul to Stalin, the popes who have chosen Caesar have prepared the way for Caesars who quickly learn to despise popes.
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#Power

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We come into the world laden with the weight of an infinite necessity.
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#Necessity

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Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.
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#French Philosopher

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

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

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Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
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The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience
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#People

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Life is a sum of all your choices.
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#Choice

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Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
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#French Philosopher