54 Inspiring Albert Camus Quotes

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Albert Camus 7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960 was a French philosopher, author, and journalist.

Following are the Albert Camus quotes with images.

Albert Camus Quotes

“I know that man is capable of great deeds. But if he isn’t capable of great emotion, well, he leaves me cold.” — Albert Camus

“To be happy we must not be too concerned with others.” — Albert Camus

“Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.” — Albert Camus

“An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.” — Albert Camus

“People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves.” — Albert Camus

“There is no love of life without despair of life.” — Albert Camus

“Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.” — Albert Camus

“Live to the point of tears.” — Albert Camus

“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.” — Albert Camus

“You cannot create the experience. You must undergo it.” — Albert Camus

“At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.” — 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

“There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.” — Albert Camus

“I began not by feeling torn, but in plentitude.” — Albert Camus

“No cause justifies the deaths of innocent people.” — Albert Camus

“The real passion of the twentieth century is servitude.” — Albert Camus

“Where there is no hope, it is incumbent on us to invent it.” — Albert Camus

“When the soul suffers too much, it develops a taste for misfortune.” — Albert Camus

“I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t than live as if there isn’t and to die to find out that there is.” — Albert Camus

“Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.” — Albert Camus

“Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence.” — Albert Camus

“I rebel; therefore I exist.” — Albert Camus

“But what is happiness except for the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?.” — Albert Camus

“Having money is a way of being free of money.” — Albert Camus

“Peace is the only battle worth waging.” — Albert Camus

“A character is never the author who created him. It is quite likely, however, that an author may be all his characters simultaneously.” — Albert Camus

“Man stands face to face with the irrational. He feels within him his longing for happiness and for reason. The absurd is born of this confrontation between the human need and the unreasonable silence of the world.” — Albert Camus

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

“Integrity has no need of rules.” — Albert Camus

“Do not wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day.” — Albert Camus

“Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without ever having asked a clear question.” — Albert Camus

“Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?.” — Albert Camus

“Life can be magnificent and overwhelming — that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would almost be easy to live.” — Albert Camus

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” — Albert Camus

“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.” — Albert Camus

“There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined.” — Albert Camus

“A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.” — Albert Camus

“You have to be very rich or very poor to live without trade.” — Albert Camus

“The evil that is in the world almost always comes from ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.” — Albert Camus

“Life is the sum of all your choices.” — Albert Camus

“A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.” — Albert Camus

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” — 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

“For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.” — Albert Camus

“There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. All the rest — whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nine or twelve categories — comes afterwards. These are games; one must first answer.” — Albert Camus

“There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. “ — Albert Camus

“Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.” — 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

“Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.” — Albert Camus

“They need to be right — the sign of a vulgar mind.” — Albert Camus

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” — 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 

“A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.” — Albert Camus

“We have exiled beauty; the Greeks took up arms for her.” — Albert Camus

“Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.” — Albert Camus

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