Albert Camus quote about futility from The Myth of Sisyphus - there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
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there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
 Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus (1942). copy citation

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Author Albert Camus
Source The Myth of Sisyphus
Topic futility punishment despair
Date 1942
Language English
Reference
Note Translated by Justin O'Brien
Weblink http://www2.hawaii.edu/~freeman/courses/phil360/16.%20Myth%20of%20Sisyph...

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“Not the divine fable that amuses and blinds, but the terrestrial face, gesture, and drama in which are summed up a difficult wisdom and an ephemeral passion.
The Myth of Sysiphus 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. If one believes Homer, Sisyphus was the wisest and most prudent of mortals. According to another tradition, however, he was disposed to practice the profession of highwayman. I see no contradiction in this.” source
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