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  • 41.
    I thought to myself that it was still another Sunday gone by, that Mother was now buried, that I was going to return to work and that, after all, nothing had changed.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Stranger, p. 39, Gallimard (1942).

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  • 42.
    Happiness is generous. It does not subsist on destruction.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Cæsonia in Caligula, act 4, sc. 13, Pléiade (1962).

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  • 43.
    To be famous, in fact, one has only to kill one's landlady.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. The Fall, p. 30, Gallimard (1956).
  • 44.
    Accept life, take it as it is? Stupid. The means of doing otherwise? Far from our having to take it, it is life that possesses us and on occasion shuts our mouths.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "Contradictions," (written c. 1933), published in Youthful Writings (1976).

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  • 45.
    Even when one sits in the prisoner's dock, it is interesting to hear talk about oneself.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian. The Stranger, p. 139, Gallimard (1942).
  • 46.
    Lies are never innocent. And yours makes beings and things important. That is what I cannot forgive you.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Caligula to Cherea, the writer, in Caligula, act 1, sc. 10, Pléiade (1962).
  • 47.
    There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "Reflections on the Guillotine" last words, Resistance, Rebellion and Death (1961).

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  • 48.
    To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "The Regicides," pt. 3, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).

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  • 49.
    All men have a sweetness in their life. That is what helps them go on. It is towards that they turn when they feel too worn out.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). Scipio in Caligula, act 2, sc. 14, Pléiade (1962).

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  • 50.
    From Paul to Stalin, the popes who have chosen Caesar have prepared the way for Caesars who quickly learn to despise popes.
    Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "The Rejection of Salvation," pt. 2, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).
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