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Albert Camus Quotes

(1913-1960), French Existential Writer

One leader, one people, signifies one master and millions of slaves.

Category: Totalitarianism

We call first truths those we discover after all the others.

Category: Truth

Our civilization survives in the complacency of cowardly or malignant minds -- a sacrifice to the vanity of aging adolescents. In 1953, excess is always a comfort, and sometimes a career.

Category: Twentieth Century

The real passion of the twentieth century is servitude.

Category: Twentieth Century

Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.

Category: Virtue

Work is nothing but the slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great images in whose presence [His Or Her] heart first opened.

Category: Work

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

Category: World