Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
Quote by Albert Camus
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Albert Camus Quotes
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.
A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
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.
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.
Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.
We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.
The state comes into existence for the sake of life and continues to exist for the sake of good life.
The truth does not require a majority to prevail, ladies and gentlemen. The truth is its own power. The truth will out. Never forget that.
Americans are terrified because so many of them have been laid off in recent years and months and they fear that they may be next. Even if they have not been laid off or have not known anyone laid off, they definitely know someone who has lost his home.
Everyone can write, but not everyone can be a poet.
If I designed a computer with 200 chips, I tried to design it with 150. And then I would try to design it with 100. I just tried to find every trick I could in life to design things real tiny.
I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody.
You go back to those films of the '40s and '50s and hear the dialogue, the way the people played off each other - the wordplay. I think we've really lost that in movies.
We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future men of discernment deal only with the present moment.
Politics is about the improvement of people's lives. It's about advancing the cause of peace and justice in our country and the world. Politics is about doing well for the people.
Knowledge can be communicated, but wisdom cannot. A man can find it, he can live it, he can be filled and sustained by it, but he cannot utter or teach it.