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A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly witho...   Life
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.   Life
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.   Life
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the ...   Life
A sub-clerk in the post-office is the equal of a conqueror if consciou...   Life
Abstract Art: A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to...   Life
After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place ...   Life
After all, every murderer when he kills runs the risk of the most drea...   Life
Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a maste...   Life
Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.   Age
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Gr...   Art
All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of t...   Life
An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.   Life
As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays,...   Life
At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the ex...   Life
At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in th...   Life
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.   Nature
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute t...   Life
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the ...   Life
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a poli...   Life
Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear questi...   Life
Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny.   Life
Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. A...   Life
Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day.   Life
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may...   Life
Every revolutionary ends up either by becoming an oppressor or a heret...   Life
For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refine...   Life
For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in...   Life
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.   Life
How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at a...   Life
I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the last j...   Life
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out t...   Religion
If there is sin against life, it consistsÉ in hoping for another life ...   Life
In order to exist just once in the world, it is necessary never again ...   Life
In our wildest aberrations we dream of an equilibrium we have left beh...   Life
In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invin...   Nature
Integrity has no need of rules.   Life
It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be...   Life
It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose ...   Life
It's a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be ...   Life
Just as all thought, and primarily that of non-signification, signifie...   Life
Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on lo...   Life
Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.   Life
Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dic...   Life
Martyrs, my friend, have to choose between being forgotten, mocked or ...   Life
Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousne...   Life
Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: th...   Life
Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the na...   Life
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be...   Life
One leader, one people, signifies one master and millions of slaves.   Life
Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-v...   Life
Our civilization survives in the complacency of cowardly or malignant ...   Life
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.   Life
Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.   Life
Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by def...   Life
Stupidity has a knack of getting its way.   Life
That must be wonderful; I have no idea of what it means.   Life
The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.   Life
The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can s...   Life
The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and go...   Life
The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the t...   Life
The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itsel...   Life
The most eloquent eulogy of capitalism was made by its greatest enemy....   Life
The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably...   Life
The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.   Life
The principles which men give to themselves end by overwhelming their ...   Life
The real passion of the twentieth century is servitude.   Life
The society based on production is only productive, not creative.   Life
The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's hear...   Life
The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the...   Life
There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suici...   Life
There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.   Life
There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or i...   Life
Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history a...   Life
Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have c...   Life
To abandon oneself to principles is really to die - and to die for an ...   Life
To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from socie...   Life
To be happy we must not be too concerned with others.   Life
To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery...   Life
To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is ...   Life
To know oneself, one should assert oneself.   Life
Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.   Life
Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall tr...   Life
Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful ...   Life
Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principl...   Life
We are all special cases.   Life
We call first truths those we discover after all the others.   Life
We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselve...   Life
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking...   Life
What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue...   Life
When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and ...   Life
Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even wh...   Life
Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes o...   Art
Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life st...   Life
You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you gen...   Life
You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.   Life
You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer 'yes' without havi...   Life
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness c...   Life
Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously c...   Life