November 7, 1913 - January 4, 1960

148 Greatest Quotes By Albert Camus

...luck is not to be coerced. Albert Camus
He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool. Albert Camus
It is necessary to fall in love... if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway. Albert Camus
Je puis nier une chose sans me croire obligé de la salir ou de retirer aux autres le droit d'y croire. Albert Camus
One recognizes one's course by discovering the paths that stray from it. Albert Camus
In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. Albert Camus
People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves. Albert Camus
What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying. Albert Camus
The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants. Albert Camus
Every achievement is a servitude. It compels us to a higher achievement. Albert Camus
Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object. 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
After awhile you could get used to anything. Albert Camus
To be happy we must not be too concerned with others. Albert Camus
It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners. Albert Camus
Pour être connu, il suffit en somme de tuer sa concierge. Albert Camus
Whoever gives nothing, has nothing. The greatest misfortune is not to be unloved, but not to love. Albert Camus
I draw from the Absurd three consequences: my revolt, my liberty, my passion. Albert Camus
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time. 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. Albert Camus
It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting. Albert Camus
Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement. 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
A man is more a man through the things he keeps to himself than through those he says. Albert Camus
But above all, in order to be, never try to seem. Albert Camus
Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heretic. Albert Camus
I should like to be able to love my country and still love justice. Albert Camus
The most important thing you do everyday you live is deciding not to kill yourself. Albert Camus
Everything considered, a determined soul will always manage. Albert Camus
Life is a sum of all your choices". So, what are you doing today? Albert Camus
Always go too far, because that's where you'll find the truth. Albert Camus
But, you know, I feel more fellowship with the defeated than with saints. Heroism and sanctity don't really appeal to me, I imagine. What interests me is being a man. Albert Camus
Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable. Albert Camus
I was born poor and without religion, under a happy sky, feeling harmony, not hostility, in nature. I began not by feeling torn, but in plenitude. Albert Camus
There are people who prefer to look their fate in the eye. Albert Camus
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never. Albert Camus
Life is meaningless, but worth living, provided you recognize it's meaningless. Albert Camus
I explained to him, however, that my nature was such that my physical needs often got in the way of my feelings. Albert Camus
There is only one class of men, the privileged class. Albert Camus
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. Albert Camus
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better. Albert Camus
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. Albert Camus
The literal meaning of life is whatever you're doing that prevents you from killing yourself. Albert Camus
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day. Albert Camus
Any country where I am not bored is a country that teaches me nothing. Albert Camus
The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy. Albert Camus
Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves. Albert Camus
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world. Albert Camus
A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad. Albert Camus
Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre. Albert Camus
Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don't know. Albert Camus
When there is no hope, one must invent hope. Albert Camus