By Albert Camus
It is a rule of life that we eventually become victims of the evil we do to others.
Integrity is the ability to stand by an idea.
Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them; but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
When you play by the rules, defy mental demons, overcome every challenge, and enjoy a walk in the country at the same time- that’s being alive.
If I didn’t have this affliction, I would be the first. As a rule the if-clause contains an unfulfillable condition, or the patient’s own arrangement, which only he can change.
A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of view.
In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
I play with microbes. There are, of course, many rules to this play…but when you have acquired knowledge and experience it is very pleasant to break the rules and to be able to find something nobody has thought of.
There’s only one rule you need to remember: laugh at everything and forget everybody else! It sounds egotistical, but it’s actually the only cure for those suffering from self-pity.
In the conditions of modern life the rule is absolute, the race which does not value trained intelligence is doomed.
A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with – a man is what he makes of himself.
My beard, My rules.