Heroism is accessible. Happiness is more difficult.

Albert Camus

Albert Camus

Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: French

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No matter what cause one defends, it will suffer permanent disgrace if one resorts to blind attacks on crowds of innocent people.

For all those landscapes, those flowers and those plowed fields, the oldest of lands, show you every spring that there are things you cannot choke in blood.

Then he asked me if I wasn't interested in a change of life. I said that people never change their lives, that in any case one life was as good as another and that I wasn't dissatisfied with mine here at all.

The young don't know that experience is a defeat and that we must lose everything in order to win a little knowledge.

An achievement is a bondage. It obliges one to a higher achievement.

I felt the urge to reassure him that I was like everybody else, just like everybody else.

In this flowering of air this fertility of the heavens it seemed as if a mans one duty was to live and be happy.

Violence is both unavoidable and unjustifiable.

It is easier to cut off heads than to have ideas.

The act of love is a confession.

I hadn't grasped how days could be at once long and short. Long, no doubt, as periods to live through, but so distended that they ended up by overlapping on each other. In fact, I never thought of days as such; only the words 'yesterday' and 'tomorrow' still kept some meaning.

The mind, when it reaches its limits, must make a judgment and choose its conclusions. This is where suicide and the reply stand.

The evil in the world comes almost always from ignorance,and goodwill can cause as much damage as ill-will if it is not enlightened.

What's true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well. It helps men to rise above themselves.