By Albert Camus
The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
The happy life is regarded as a life in conformity with virtue. It is a life which involves effort and is not spent in amusement.
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
Without friends, no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life.
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
The actuality of thought is life.
Where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.
I’ve reached the point where I hardly care whether I live or die. The world will keep on turning without me, and I can’t do anything to change events anyway.
In the conditions of modern life the rule is absolute, the race which does not value trained intelligence is doomed.
Life is complex in its expression, involving more than percipience, namely desire, emotion, will, and feeling.
The point about zero is that we do not need to use it in the operation of daily life. No one goes out to buy zero fish.
Human life is driven forward by its dim apprehension of notions too general for its existing language.
The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
God has strewn our paths with wonders and we certainly should not go through life with our eyes shut.
In a time of social fragmentation, vulgarity becomes a way of life.