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Notebooks 1935-1942

Albert Camus

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.”

“Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.”

“There is a life and there is a death, and there are beauty and melancholy between.”

“When I was young, I expected from people more than they could give: neverending friendship and constant excitement. Now I expect less than they can actually can give: to stay close silently. And their feelings, friendship, noble deeds always seem like a miracle to me: a true grace.”

“How unbearable, for women, is the tenderness which a man can give them without love. For men, how bittersweet this is.”

“Rule: Start by looking for what is valid in every man.”

“The misery and greatness of this world: it offers no truths, but only objects for love. Absurdity is king, but love saves us from it.”

“A true masterpiece does not tell everything.”

“If I had to write a book on morality, it would have a hundred pages and ninety-nine would be blank. On the last page I should write: "I recognize only one duty, and that is to love.”

“You do not have to unburden your soul for everyone; it will be enough if you do that for those you love.”

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