By Albert Camus
Oppressive violence and hatred may, ultimately, turn sheep into wolves.
A woman can be beautiful as well as intellectual.
Violence does not contribute to anything.
India has a consistent and well-known position on terrorism. We oppose all acts of terrorism, wherever they occur. We have repeatedly said that no cause can justify violence and destruction, particularly aimed at civilians.
Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect.
Intellect is invisible to the man who has none.
A high degree of intellect tends to make a man unsocial.
Every light can be extinguished. The intellect is a light. Therefore it can be extinguished.
The best excuse for the fallen ones is that Madame Justice herself is one of them.
Violence as a way of gaining power… is being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor, and national security.
The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded.
The impulse to cruelty is, in many people, almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love – almost as violent and much more mischievous.
An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
Cynical realism is the intelligent man’s best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
Several excuses are always less convincing than one.
The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of violence.
If it’s a cliche to say that intellectual curiosity keeps your mind sharp, your senses alert, and your capabilities cutting-edge, that’s because it’s true.
Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.
An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.