"To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn't everything."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Albert Camus on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Albert Camus on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Albert Camus on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Albert Camus on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Albert Camus on Thomas Jefferson
"Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face."
"The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone."
"Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful."
"A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession."
"Without freedom, no art art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others."
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