Albert Camus: “My dear, in the midst of hate”

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“My dear, In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. I realized, through it all, that…In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back. Truly yours, Albert Camus”

Black and white photograph of Albert Camus, a mid-20th-century philosopher and writer, leaning forward with his elbows on a table, writing on a piece of paper. He is wearing a houndstooth patterned jacket.
Albert Camus

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Albert Camus, Nobel prize winner, half-length portrait, seated at desk, facing left, smoking cigarette. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/93507512/> / Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Foundation, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Albert_Camus,_gagnant_de_prix_Nobel,_portrait_en_buste,_posé_au_bureau,_faisant_face_à_gauche,_cigarette_de_tabagisme.jpg