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Henry David Thoreau
American Philosopher, Critic, Poet, Historian, Author
Saturday 12 July 1817 - Tuesday 6 May 1862
Mark Twain
American Author
Monday 30 November 1835 - Thursday 21 April 1910
Benjamin Franklin
American Author, Politician, Scientist
Sunday 17 January 1706 - Saturday 17 April 1790
Samuel Johnson
English Critic, Poet, Author, Editor
Wednesday 18 September 1709 - Monday 13 December 1784
Victor Hugo
French Writer, Novelist, Poet, Author, Dramatist
Friday 26 February 1802 - Friday 22 May 1885
Thomas Jefferson
American President, Author
Saturday 13 April 1743 - Tuesday 4 July 1826
Doug Coupland
Canadian Author
Born Saturday 30 December 1961
Francis Bacon
English Statesman, Philosopher, Author, Scientist
Saturday 21 January 1561 - Thursday 9 April 1626
George Eliot
British Writer, Novelist, Author, Journalist
Monday 22 November 1819 - Wednesday 22 December 1880
Ovidius
Roman Poet, Author
43 B.C. - 17 A.D.
Eric Hoffer
American Writer, Author
Friday 25 July 1902 - Saturday 21 May 1983
Albert Camus
French Philosopher, Author, Journalist
Friday 7 November 1913 - Monday 4 January 1960
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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

Words: walk, behind, may, lead, front, follow, just, friend
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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

Words: will, never, happy, continue, search, happiness, consists, live, looking, meaning, life
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I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.

Albert Camus

Words: rather, live, life, God, die, find
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In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.

Albert Camus

Words: depth, winter, finally, learned, invincible, summer
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A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.

Albert Camus

Words: mans, work, nothing, slow, Trek, rediscover, through, detours, art, two, three, great, simple, images, presence, heart, first, opened
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An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.

Albert Camus

Words: intellectual, someone, mind, watches
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A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.

Albert Camus

Words: guilty, conscience, needs, confess, work, art, confession
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At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures - be what he is. And, above all, accept these things.

Albert Camus

Words: man, know, palm, hand, exact, number, defects, qualities, far, foretell, failures, above, all, accept, things
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Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.

Albert Camus

Words: believe, friends, ask, honest, all, really, want, maintained, good, opinion
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Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.

Albert Camus

Words: nobody, realizes, some, people, expend, tremendous, energy, merely, normal
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A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.

Albert Camus

Words: man, ethics, wild, beast, loosed, world
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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.

Albert Camus

Words: beauty, unbearable, drives, despair, offering, minute, glimpse, eternity, stretch, over, whole, time
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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

Albert Camus

Words: autumn, second, spring, every, leaf, flower
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All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door.

Albert Camus

Words: all, great, deeds, thoughts, ridiculous, beginning, works, often, born, street, corner, restaurants, revolving, door
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Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.

Albert Camus

Words: blessed, hearts, bend, never, broken
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But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

Albert Camus

Words: happiness, except, simple, harmony, between, man, life, leads
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The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.

Albert Camus

Words: absurd, essential, concept, first, truth
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A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.

Albert Camus

Words: free, press, course, good, bad, certainly, freedom, will, never, anything
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The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.

Albert Camus

Words: struggle, heights, enough, fill, mans, heart, one, must, imagine, Sisyphus, happy
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I know of only one duty, and that is to love.

Albert Camus

Words: know, one, duty, love
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