andre gide Quotes

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.
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— Andre Gide
Wisdom comes not from reason but from love.
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— Andre Gide
A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.
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— Andre Gide
Drunkenness is never anything but a substitute for happiness.
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— 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.
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— Andre Gide
Man's first and greatest victory must be won against the gods.
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— Andre Gide
With each book you write you should lose the admirers you gained with the previous one.
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— Andre Gide
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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— Andre Gide
Without mysticism man can achieve nothing great.
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— Andre Gide
To win ones joy through struggle is better than to yield to melancholy.
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— Andre Gide
Nothing is good for everyone, but only relatively to some people.
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— Andre Gide
The only real education comes from what goes counter to you.
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— Andre Gide
The scholar seeks truth, the artist finds.
tags: truth artist
— Andre Gide
Too chaste a youth leads to a dissolute old age.
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— Andre Gide
Society knows perfectly well how to kill a man and has methods more subtle than death.
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— 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.
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— Andre Gide
There is a law in life: When one door closes to us another one opens.
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— 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.
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— 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.
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— Andre Gide
Nothing excellent can be done without leisure.
— Andre Gide
It is with noble sentiments that bad literature gets written.
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— 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.
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— Andre Gide
The most gifted natures are perhaps also the most trembling.
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— Andre Gide
Whoever starts out toward the unknown must consent to venture alone.
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— Andre Gide
Sin is whatever obscures the soul.
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— Andre Gide
Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys.
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— 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
andre gide
Birth    : November 22, 1869
Death  : February 19, 1951
Occupation  : Author