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
Quote by Albert Camus
We rarely confide in those who are better than we are.
When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.
How utterly futile debauchery seems once it has been accomplished, and what ashes of disgust...
It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy...
Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they...
You have to be very rich or very poor to live without a trade.
The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.
The society based on production is only productive, not creative.
After another moment's silence, she mumbled that I was peculiar, that that was probably why...
At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.
Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey...
Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every...
One leader, one people, signifies one master and millions of slaves.
Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence...
You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
Revolt and revolution both wind up at the same crossroads: the police, or folly
I don't want to be a genius - I have enough problems just trying to...
In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible...
All nature is but art unknown to thee.
Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term art, I should call it...