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AUTHOR: Albert Camus (1913–60)
QUOTATION: Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children. And if you don’t help us, who else in the world can help us do this?
ATTRIBUTION: ALBERT CAMUS, statement made at the Dominican Monastery of Latour-Maubourg in 1948.—Camus, Resistance, Rebellion and Death, trans. Justin O’Brien, p. 73 (1961).
SUBJECTS: Children