One leader, one people, signifies one master and millions of slaves.
At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.
Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.
To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.
What is a rebel? A man who says no: but whose refusal does not imply a renunciation.
The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.
To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.