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Top 200 André Gide Quotes (2023 Update)

André Gide Quote: “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
André Gide Quote: “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
André Gide Quote: “The color of truth is gray.”
André Gide Quote: “It is one of life’s laws that as soon as one door closes another opens. But the tragedy is we look at the closed door and disregard the open one.”
André Gide Quote: “Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.”
André Gide Quote: “The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.”
André Gide Quote: “Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.”
André Gide Quote: “He who wants a rose must respect her thorn.”
André Gide Quote: “The greatest intelligence is precisely the one that suffers the most from its own limitations.”
André Gide Quote: “In order to discover new lands, one must be willing to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”
André Gide Quote: “Fear of ridicule begets the worst cowardice.”
André Gide Quote: “It is now, and in this world, that we must live.”
André Gide Quote: “The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.”
André Gide Quote: “Society knows perfectly well how to kill a man and has methods more subtle than death.”
André Gide Quote: “A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.”
André Gide Quote: “When everything belongs to everyone, nobody will take care of anything.”
André Gide Quote: “Whoever starts out toward the unknown must consent to venture alone.”
André Gide Quote: “It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.”
André Gide Quote: “There are many things that seem impossible only so long as one does not attempt them.”
André Gide Quote: “Not everyone can be an orphan.”
André Gide Quote: “The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced.”
André Gide Quote: “Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself- and thus make yourself indispensable.”
André Gide Quote: “Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue.”
André Gide Quote: “I advise the young to tell themselves constantly that most often it is up to them alone.”
André Gide Quote: “Each of us really understands in others only those feelings he is capable of producing himself.”
André Gide Quote: “Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.”
André Gide Quote: “Solitude is bearable only with God.”
André Gide Quote: “I intend to bring you strength, joy, courage, perspicacity, defiance.”
André Gide Quote: “Please do not understand me too quickly.”
André Gide Quote: “Know thyself. A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies himself arrest his own development. A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.”
André Gide Quote: “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.”
André Gide Quote: “Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys.”
André Gide Quote: “The novelist does not long to see the lion eat grass. He realizes that one and the same God created the wolf and the lamb, then smiled, “seeing that his work was good.””
André Gide Quote: “I wished for nothing beyond her smile, and to walk with her thus, hand in hand, along a sun warmed, flower bordered path.”
André Gide Quote: “Great authors are admirable in this respect: in every generation they make for disagreement. Through them we become aware of our differences.”
André Gide Quote: “The wise man is he who constantly wonders afresh.”
André Gide Quote: “True intelligence very readily conceives of an intelligence superior to its own; and this is why truly intelligent men are modest.”
André Gide Quote: “Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize that tomorrow’s joy is possible only if today’s makes way for it; that each wave owes the beauty of its line only to the withdrawal of the preceding one.”
André Gide Quote: “Often the best in us springs from the worst in us.”
André Gide Quote: “The only real education comes from what goes counter to you.”
André Gide Quote: “To know how to free oneself is nothing; the arduous thing is to know what to do with one’s freedom.”
André Gide Quote: “The pettiness of a mind can be measured by the pettiness of its adoration or its blasphemy.”
André Gide Quote: “Know that joy is rarer, more difficult, and more beautiful than sadness. Once you make this all-important discovery, you must embrace joy as a moral obligation.”
André Gide Quote: “It is with noble sentiments that bad literature gets written.”
André Gide Quote: “Money cannot buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable. Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.”
André Gide Quote: “Do not do what someone else could do as well as you. Do not say, do not write what someone else could say, could write as well as you. Care for nothing in yourself but what you feel exists nowhere else. And, out of yourself create, impatiently or patiently, the most irreplaceable of beings.”
André Gide Quote: “There is a law in life: When one door closes to us another one opens.”
André Gide Quote: “A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.”
André Gide Quote: “The true return to nature is the definitive return to the elements-death.”
André Gide Quote: “The most subtle art, the strongest and deepest art – supreme art – is the one that does not at first allow itself to be recognized.”
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