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In default of inexhaustible happiness, eternal suffering would at least give us a destiny. But
we do not even have that consolation, and our worst agonies come to an end one day.
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Fate is not in man but around him.
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To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
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Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.
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When the soul suffers too much, it develops a taste for misfortune.
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So many men are deprived of grace. How can one live without grace? One has to try it and
do what Christianity never did: Be concerned with the damned.
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The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very
existence is an act of rebellion.
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Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.
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Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth. They are inseparable.
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You know what charm is: A way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear
question.
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Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.
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I may not have been sure about what really did interest me, but I was absolutely sure about
what didn't.
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If the world were clear, art would not exist.
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I continue to believe that this world has no ultimate meaning. But I know that something in
it has a meaning and that is man, because he is the only creature to insist on having one.
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One recognizes one's course by discovering the paths that stray from it.
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Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from
them.
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A loveless world is a dead world.
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Human relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose further
developments, a future, and also because we live as if our only task was precisely to have
relationships with other people.
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One leader, one people, signifies one master and millions of slaves.
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Only it takes time to be happy. A lot of time. Happiness, too, is a long patience.
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A punishment that penalizes without forestalling is indeed called revenge.
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I know that man is capable of great deeds. But if he isn't capable of great emotion, well, he
leaves me cold.
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He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.
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Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.
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With rebellion, awareness is born.
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I would rather live my life as if there is a god and die to find out there isn't, than live my life
as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
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You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will
never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
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To know oneself, one should assert oneself. Psychology is action, not thinking about oneself.
We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should
die.
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Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence.
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People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves.
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After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge
is in books.
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The true university of these days is a collection of books.
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Having money is a way of being free of money.
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Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.
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Life is absurd and cannot be an end, but only a beginning. This is a truth nearly all great
minds have taken as their starting point.
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