Andre Gide (Writer)

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Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else. .

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If any man wishes to write a clear style, let him first be clear in his thoughts. .

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Self confidence is the result of a successfully survived risk. .

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The finest eloquence is that which gets things done; the worst is that which delays them. .

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Great people talk about ideas. Small people talk about other people. .

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Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys. .

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Dare to be yourself. .

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One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore. .

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Let every emotion be capable of becoming an intoxication to you. If what you eat fails to make you drunk, it is because you are not hungry enough. .

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Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it. .

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“Know thyself” — a maxim as pernicious as it is odious. A person observing himself would arrest his own development. Any caterpillar who tried to “know himself” would never become a butterfly. .

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Wisdom comes not from reason but from love. .

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It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves--in finding themselves. .

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Great authors are admirable in this respect: in every generation they make for disagreement.Through them we become aware of our differences. .

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To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company. .

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To what a degree the same past can leave different marks-and especially admit of different interpretations. .

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The want of logic annoys.Too much logic bores.Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced. .

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Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize that tomorrows joy is possible only if todays makes way for it; that each wave owes the beauty of its line only to the withdrawal of the preceding one. .

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The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity. .

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Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. .

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Fear of ridicule begets the worst cowardice. .

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In order to judge properly, one must get away somewhat from what one is judging, after having loved it.This is true of countries, of persons, and of oneself. .

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Too chaste a youth leads to a dissolute old age .

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Understanding is the beginning of approving .

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Solitude is bearable only with God .

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Society knows perfectly well how to kill a man and has methods more subtle than death .

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Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you. .

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By the time a philospher answers a question weve usually forgotten what was asked. .

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It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labour of peace. .

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Prejudices are the props of civilization .

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There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome .

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Art begins with resistance-at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor. .

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It is with noble sentiments that bad literature gets written .

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Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. .

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The greatest intelligence is precisely the one that suffers most from its own limitations .

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In hell there is no other punishment than to begin over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime. .

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It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not. .

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I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress. .

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Believe those who are seeking the truth.Doubt those who find it. .

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It is essential to persuade the soldier that those he is being urged to massacre are bandits who do not deserve to live; before killing other good, decent fellows like himself, his gun would fall from his hands .

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It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves. .

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The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes. .

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The most decisive actions of life are most often unconsidered actions. .

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The most gifted natures are perhaps also the most trembling. .

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The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say - because they were too obvious. .

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The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity. .

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There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them. .

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Therefore is a word the poet must not know. .

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Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else. .

Andre Gide Quotes about you
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What another would have done as well as you, do not do it. What another would have said as well as you, do not say it; what another would have written as well, do not write it. Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself-and thus make yourself indispensable. .

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