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The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides
the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience.
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The most important thing you do everyday you live is deciding not to kill yourself.
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Absolute freedom mocks at justice. Absolute justice denies freedom. To be fruitful, the two
ideas must find their limits in each other.
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Life can be magnificent and overwhelming - that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love,
or danger it would almost be easy to live.
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The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits.
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If Christianity is pessimistic as to man, it is optimistic as to human destiny. Well, I can say
that, pessimistic as to human destiny, I am optimistic as to man.
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Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.
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But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
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Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.
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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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Live to the point of tears.
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Believe me, there is no such thing as great suffering, great regret, great memory. Everything
is forgotten, even great love.
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The need to be right - the sign of a vulgar mind.
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Your success and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.
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Always go too far, because that's where you'll find the truth.
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Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.
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Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.
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For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in
hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.
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Absolute justice is achieved by the suppression of all contradiction: Therefore it destroys
freedom.
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Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of
being.
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We come into the world laden with the weight of an infinite necessity.
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It's better to bet on this life than on the next.
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Men are never convinced of your reasons, of your sincerity, of the seriousness of your
sufferings, except by your death. So long as you are alive, your case is doubtful; you have a
right only to their skepticism.
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Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
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All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born
on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door.
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At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.
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But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.
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All systems of morality are based on the idea that an action has consequences that legitimize
or cancel it. A mind imbued with the absurd merely judges that those consequences must be
considered calmly.
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I shall tell you a great secret my friend. Do not wait for the last judgement, it takes place
every day.
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Believe me, for certain men at least, not taking what one doesn't desire is the hardest thing
in the world.
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Since we're all going to die, it's obvious that when and how don't matter.
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Believe me, religions are on the wrong track the moment they moralize and fulminate
commandments. God is not needed to create guilt or to punish. Our fellow men suffice, aided
by ourselves.
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We must learn how to lend ourselves to dreaming when dreams lend themselves to us.
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A living man can be enslaved and reduced to the historic condition of an object. But if he dies
in refusing to be enslaved, he reaffirms the existence of another kind of human nature which
refuses to be classified as an object.
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