French philosopher, author, and journalist
Albert Camus was a French philosopher, author, dramatist and journalist. He was awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44, the second-youngest recipient in history. His works include The Stranger, The Plague, The Myth of Sisyphus, The Fall, and The Rebel.
Albert Camus Quotes Page 2
Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.
For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.
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.
There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.
To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.
To be famous, in fact, one has only to kill one's landlady.
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
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.
How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.