71 Albert Camus Quotes


  • It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners. – Albert Camus


  • Everything considered, a determined soul will always manage. – Albert Camus


  • Your success and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them. – Albert Camus


  • Always go too far, because that’s where you’ll find the truth. – Albert Camus


  • Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid. – Albert Camus


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


  • Absolute justice is achieved by the suppression of all contradiction: Therefore it destroys freedom. – Albert Camus


  • A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession. – Albert Camus


105 Quotes About Courage


  • Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions. – Albert Camus


  • Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want not the alleviation but the silencing of misery. – Albert Camus


  • Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better. – Albert Camus


  • Live to the point of tears. – Albert Camus


  • Believe me, there is no such thing as great suffering, great regret, great memory. Everything is forgotten, even great love.– Albert Camus


  • The need to be right – the sign of a vulgar mind. – Albert Camus


  • In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion. – Albert Camus


  • Peace is the only battle worth waging. – Albert Camus


albert camus quotes

  • Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. – Albert Camus


  • Integrity has no need of rules. – Albert Camus


  • Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being. – Albert Camus


  • We come into the world laden with the weight of an infinite necessity. – Albert Camus


  • It’s better to bet on this life than on the next. – Albert Camus


40 Quotes on politeness


  • At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face. – Albert Camus


  • But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself. – Albert Camus


  • Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it. – Albert Camus


  • Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. – Albert Camus


  • Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence. – Albert Camus


  • People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves. – Albert Camus


  • After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. – Albert Camus


  • The true university of these days is a collection of books. – 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


  • The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits. – Albert Camus


  • Fate is not in man but around him. – Albert Camus


  • To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others. – Albert Camus


  • Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil. – Albert Camus


  • When the soul suffers too much, it develops a taste for misfortune. – Albert Camus


  • He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool. – Albert Camus


  • Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is. – Albert Camus


  • With rebellion, awareness is born. – Albert Camus


  • My chief occupation, despite appearances, has always been love. – Albert Camus


  • I do not believe in God and I am not an atheist. – Albert Camus


  • Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable. – Albert Camus


  • Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre. – Albert Camus


41 Quotes on waiting


  • Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth. They are inseparable. – Albert Camus


  • You know what charm is: A way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question. – Albert Camus


  • Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth. – Albert Camus


  • We are all born mad, some remain so. – Albert Camus


  • The only conception of freedom I can have is that of the prisoner or the individual in the
    midst of the State. The only one I know is freedom of thought and action. – Albert Camus


  • Where there is no hope, it is incumbent on us to invent it. – Albert Camus


  • Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear. – Albert Camus


  • What is a rebel? A man who says no. – Albert Camus


  • We all carry within us places of exile, our crimes, our ravages. Our task is not to unleash
    them on the world; it is to transform them in ourselves and others. – Albert Camus


  • One recognizes one’s course by discovering the paths that stray from it. – Albert Camus


  • Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them. – Albert Camus


  • A loveless world is a dead world. – Albert Camus


  • Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day. – Albert Camus


30 deep quotes about insight


  • In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. – Albert Camus


  • The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience. – Albert Camus


  • The most important thing you do everyday you live is deciding not to kill yourself. – Albert Camus


  • Absolute freedom mocks at justice. Absolute justice denies freedom. To be fruitful, the two ideas must find their limits in each other. – Albert Camus


  • There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for. – Albert Camus


  • Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend. – Albert Camus


  • One leader, one people, signifies one master and millions of slaves. – Albert Camus


  • Only it takes time to be happy. A lot of time. Happiness, too, is a long patience. – Albert Camus


  • A punishment that penalizes without forestalling is indeed called revenge. – Albert Camus


  • The principles which men give to themselves end by overwhelming their noblest intentions. – 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


  • Let’s not beat around the bush – I love life. That’s my real weakness. I love it so much that I am incapable of imagining what is not life. – Albert Camus


  • There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined. – Albert Camus


  • The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself. – Albert Camus


  • I rebel; therefore I exist. – Albert Camus