Today is Albert Camus’ birthday. We have prepared a bunch of Albert Camus words.
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better
Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth
There is no love of life without despair of life.
Heroism is accessible. Happiness is more difficult.
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.
Every achievement is a servitude. It compels us to a higher achievement
In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
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.
Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend’
In order to exist, man must rebel, but rebellion must respect the limits that it discovers in itself – limits where minds meet, and in meeting, begin to exist.
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.
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.
Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity, and more absurdity. And maybe that’s what gives us our joy for living, because the only thing that can defeat absurdity is lucidity.