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Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.

Albert Camus in Giving, Generosity, Present

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Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.

Albert Camus

Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.

Albert Camus

A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.

Albert Camus

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.

Albert Camus

The society based on production is only productive, not creative.

Albert Camus

To cut short the question of the law of retaliation, we must note that even in its primitive form it can operate only between two individuals of whom one is absolutely innocent, and the other absolutely guilty. The victim, to be sure, is innocent. But can

Albert Camus

By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.

Albert Camus

To know oneself, one should assert oneself.

Albert Camus

Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.

Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Albert Camus

Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.

Albert Camus

The artist forges himself to the others, midway between the beauty he cannot do without and the community he cannot tear himself away from. That is why true artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge.

Albert Camus

To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.

Albert Camus

Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.

Albert Camus

A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.

Albert Camus