Albert Camus (7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay The Rebel that his whole life was devoted to opposing the philosophy of nihilism while still delving deeply into individual freedom. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957.
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Man wants to live but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.
Martyrs my friend have to choose between being forgotten mocked or used. As for being understood - never.
I know of only one duty and that is to love.
We used to wonder where war lived what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives... inside ourselves.
Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably as clouds announce a storm.
To abandon oneself to principles is really to die - and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love.