Aphorisms by author: Albert Camus
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
By theme : State
A slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown.
By theme : Behavior Psychology Society
Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.
By theme : Behavior Happiness Philosophy Success
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
By theme : Behavior Liberty Philosophy Society
Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.
By theme : Liberty Philosophy
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.
By theme : Philosophy War
We rarely confide in those who are better than we are.
By theme : Psychology Reason Relations Thought
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
By theme : Future Philosophy
A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but most certainly without freedom the press will never be anything but bad.
By theme : Liberty Society State
Real nobility is based on scorn, courage and profound indifference.
By theme : Behavior Character Person
To marry a woman who you love and who loves you is to lay a wager with her as to who will stop loving the other first.
By theme : Love Marriage Relations
The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.
By theme : Person Philosophy
I love my country too much to be a nationalist.
By theme : Patriotism
An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
By theme : Person
Every revolutionary ends by becoming either an oppressor or a heretic.
By theme : Politics Society
The society based on production is only productive, not creative.
By theme : Society Creativity
The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind.
By theme : Psychology
He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hope for the human condition is a fool.
By theme : Person Stupidity
Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.
By theme : Beauty Feelings
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
By theme : Behavior Person Psychology