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Albert Camus

1913-1960. French novelist, essayist, dramatist and journalist.

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

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Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.

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Integrity has no need of rules.

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Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.

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To be happy we must not be too concerned with others.

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Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.

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The rebel can never find peace. He knows what is good and, despite himself, does evil. The value which supports him is never given to him once and for all -- he must fight to uphold it, unceasingly.

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What is a rebel? A man who says no.

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As usual I finish the day before the sea, sumptuous this evening beneath the moon, which writes Arab symbols with phosphorescent streaks on the slow swells. There is no end to the sky and the waters. How well they accompany sadness!

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Instead of killing and dying in order to produce the being that we are not, we have to live and let live in order to create what we are.

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