Quotation by Albert Camus

Powerful, yes, that is the word that I constantly rolled on my tongue, I dreamed of absolute power, the kind that forces others to kneel, that forces the enemy to capitulate, finally converting him, and the more the enemy is blind, cruel, sure of himself, buried in his conviction, the more his admission proclaims the royalty of he who has brought on his defeat.
Albert Camus (1913–1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Exile and the Kingdom, "The Renegade, or a Confused Spirit," p. 41, Gallimard (1957).
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