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    She already loved me too much to see me as I was.
    — Andre Gide
    I wished for nothing beyond her smile, and to walk with her thus, hand in hand, along a sun warmed, flower bordered path.
    tags: smile flowers path
    — Andre Gide
    Wisdom comes not from reason but from love.
    tags: wisdom
    — Andre Gide
    A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.
    tags: path
    — Andre Gide
    Drunkenness is never anything but a substitute for happiness.
    tags: happiness
    — Andre Gide
    A business is seldom if ever built up except on lines of strictest integrity.
    tags: integrity business
    — Andre Gide
    Nothing blocks happiness like happiness remembered.
    tags: happiness
    — Andre Gide
    Don't think that your truth could be found by someone else.
    tags: truth
    — Andre Gide
    Man's first and greatest victory must be won against the gods.
    tags: victory god
    — Andre Gide
    With each book you write you should lose the admirers you gained with the previous one.
    tags: book write
    — Andre Gide
    In hell there is no other punishment than to begin over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime.
    tags: hell
    — Andre Gide
    Without mysticism man can achieve nothing great.
    tags: men mysticism achieve
    — Andre Gide
    To win ones joy through struggle is better than to yield to melancholy.
    tags: joy struggle
    — Andre Gide
    Nothing is good for everyone, but only relatively to some people.
    tags: people
    — Andre Gide
    The only real education comes from what goes counter to you.
    tags: real education
    — Andre Gide
    The scholar seeks truth, the artist finds.
    tags: truth artist
    — Andre Gide
    Too chaste a youth leads to a dissolute old age.
    tags: youth age
    — Andre Gide
    Society knows perfectly well how to kill a man and has methods more subtle than death.
    tags: death men society
    — Andre Gide
    Often the best in us springs from the worst in us.
    — Andre Gide
    When everything belongs to everyone, nobody will take care of anything.
    tags: care
    — Andre Gide
    Atheism. There is not a single exalting and emancipating influence that does not in turn become inhibitory.
    tags: influence atheism
    — Andre Gide
    There is a law in life: When one door closes to us another one opens.
    tags: law
    — Andre Gide
    The greatest intelligence is precisely the one that suffers the most from its own limitations.
    tags: intelligence
    — Andre Gide
    Most often people seek in life occasions for persisting in their opinions rather than for educating themselves.
    tags: people occasion opinion
    — Andre Gide
    A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.
    — Andre Gide
    Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.
    — Andre Gide
    It is better to fail at your own life than to succeed at someone else's.
    — Andre Gide
    There is no work of art that is without short cuts.
    tags: work
    — Andre Gide
    Nothing excellent can be done without leisure.
    — Andre Gide
    It is with noble sentiments that bad literature gets written.
    tags: bad literature
    — Andre Gide
    The most subtle art, the strongest and deepest art- supreme art- is the one that does not at first allow itself to be recognized.
    — Andre Gide
    Man is more interesting than men. God made him and not them in his image. Each one is more precious than all.
    tags: men god
    — Andre Gide
    The most gifted natures are perhaps also the most trembling.
    tags: nature
    — Andre Gide
    Whoever starts out toward the unknown must consent to venture alone.
    tags: alone
    — Andre Gide
    Sin is whatever obscures the soul.
    tags: soul sin
    — Andre Gide
    Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys.
    tags: joy moment
    — Andre Gide
    Rather than recount his life as he has lived it, he must live his life as he will recount it.
    tags: live
    — Andre Gide
    Life was nothing other than what came and went with each passing moment.
    tags: moment
    — Andre Gide
    So as long as we live among men, let us cherish humanity.
    tags: humanity men live
    — Andre Gide
    Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But, since no one was listening, everything must be said again.
    tags: listening
    — Andre Gide
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    andre gide
    Birth    : November 22, 1869
    Death  : February 19, 1951
    Occupation  : Author