The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
That’s love, giving everything, sacrificing all without hope of return.
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.
Life is a sum of all your choices”. So, what are you doing today?
My dear, In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. I realized, through it all, that… In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back. Truly yours, Albert Camus
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.
Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.
Life is meaningless, but worth living, provided you recognize it’s meaningless.
Whoever gives nothing, has nothing. The greatest misfortune is not to be unloved, but not to love.
Every time I hear a political speech or I read those of our leaders, I am horrified at having, for years, heard nothing which sounded human. It is always the same words telling the same lies. And the fact that men accept this, that the people’s anger has not destroyed these hollow clowns, strikes me as proof that men attribute no importance to the way they are governed; that they gamble – yes, gamble – with a whole part of their life and their so called ‘vital interests.
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but “steal” some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.
The Four Conditions of Happiness: Life in the open air, Love for another being,Freedom from ambition,Creation
Yes, everything is simple. It’s people who complicate things.
There is no sun without shadow, and it is essential to know the night.
The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live as if there isn’t and to die to find out that there is.
Always go too far, because that’s where you’ll find the truth
Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.
Where there is no hope, we must invent it.
When I was young I asked more of people than they could give: everlasting friendship, endless feeling. Now I know to ask less of them than they can give: a straightforward companionship. And their feelings, their friendship, their generous actions seem in my eyes to be wholly miraculous: a consequence of grace alone.
There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.
It is necessary to fall in love… if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway.
What is a rebel? A man who says no.