Albert Camus Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Albert Camus quotes and Albert Camus sayings, and Albert Camus proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Life is a sum of all your choices."

"To live is to hurt others, and through others, to hurt oneself. Cruel earth! How can we manage not to touch anything? To find what ultimate exile?"

"I used to advertise my loyalty and I don’t believe there is a single person I loved that I didn’t eventually betray."

"I rebel therefore I exist."

"Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable."

"We need the sweet pain of anticipation to tell us we are really alive."

"Lying is not only saying what isn’t true. It is also, in fact especially, saying more than is true and, in the case of the human heart, saying more than one feels. We all do it, every day, to make life simpler."

"Every artist preserves deep within him a single source from which, throughout his lifetime, he draws what he is, and what he says. When the source dries up, the work withers and crumbles."

"Capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders."

"For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists."

"The world in which we were called to exist was an absurd world, and there was no other in which we could take refuge."

"All healthy men have thought of their own suicide."

"But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself."

"In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."

"A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world."

"Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority."

"Independence is earned by a few words of cheap confidence."

"Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better."

"People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves."

"All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning."

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf’s a flower."

"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 afterward. These are games; one must first answer."

"To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others."

"Integrity has no need of rules."

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

"Human relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose further developments, a future – and also because we live as if our only task was precisely to have relationships with other people"

"Peace is the only battle worth waging."

"Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity."

"Everything I know about morality and the obligations of men, I owe it to football (soccer)"

"It’s a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money."

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