Albert Camus was a French novelist, essayist, and playwright, best known for such novels as L’Étranger (1942; The Stranger), La Peste (1947; The Plague), and La Chute (1956; The Fall) and for his work in leftist causes. He received the 1957 Nobel Prize for Literature. His work and quotes live on, both celebrated and debated for their wisdom and thoughtfulness.

As such, we have compiled a list of 24 powerful Albert Camus quotes below as well as put them into a short video for your pleasure. Each featured Albert Camus quote from the video is listed below and if any resonate, please feel free to share that quote via email, text, or social media.

Popular Albert Camus Quotes

Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is. - Albert Camus

“Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.”

– Albert Camus


A loveless world is a dead world. - Albert Camus

“A loveless world is a dead world.”

– Albert Camus


Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. - Albert Camus

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”

– Albert Camus


Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present. - Albert Camus

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

– Albert Camus


But in the end, one needs more courage to live than to kill himself. - Albert Camus

“But in the end, one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.”

– Albert Camus


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. - Albert Camus

“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.”

– Albert Camus


To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others. - Albert Camus

“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.”

– Albert Camus


To know oneself, one should assert oneself. - Albert Camus

“To know oneself, one should assert oneself.”

– Albert Camus


Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. - Albert Camus

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”

– Albert Camus


When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. - Albert Camus

“When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”

– Albert Camus


Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears. - Albert Camus

“Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.”

– Albert Camus


You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. - Albert Camus

“You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”

– Albert Camus


The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy. - Albert Camus

“The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.”

– Albert Camus


The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. - Albert Camus

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”

– Albert Camus


Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. - Albert Camus

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”

– Albert Camus


I rebel; therefore I exist. - Albert Camus

“I rebel; therefore I exist.”

– Albert Camus


You will never be able to experience everything. So, please, do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself. - Albert Camus

“You will never be able to experience everything. So, please, do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself.”

– Albert Camus


Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken. - Albert Camus

“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.”

– Albert Camus


Why must one love rarely to love well? - Albert Camus

“Why must one love rarely to love well?”

– Albert Camus


An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. - Albert Camus

“An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.”

– Albert Camus


It is always easy to be logical. It is almost impossible to be logical to the bitter end. - Albert Camus

“It is always easy to be logical. It is almost impossible to be logical to the bitter end.”

– Albert Camus


That is love, to give away everything, to sacrifice everything, without the slightest desire to get anything in return. - Albert Camus

“That is love, to give away everything, to sacrifice everything, without the slightest desire to get anything in return.”

– Albert Camus


Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better. - Albert Camus

“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.”

– Albert Camus


Youth is above all a collection of possibilities. - Albert Camus

“Youth is above all a collection of possibilities.”

– Albert Camus


Video of Best Albert Camus Quotes

Please enjoy the video below, “Albert Camus: Most Powerful Quotes” of some of the most famous quotes from the brilliant Albert Camus.

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