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André Gide Quote: “Wisdom comes not from reason but from love.”
André Gide Quote: “You have to let other people be right’ was his answer to their insults. ‘It consoles them for not being anything else.”
André Gide Quote: “Other people’s appetites easily appear excessive when one doesn’t share them.”
André Gide Quote: “To love the truth is to refuse to let oneself be saddened by it.”
André Gide Quote: “If only we could lean over the soul we love and see as in a mirror the image we cast!”
André Gide Quote: “It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor.”
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: “Every perfect action is accompanied by pleasure. By that you can tell what you ought to do.”
André Gide Quote: “Clear and precise ideas are the most dangerous, for one does not dare to change them.”
André Gide Quote: “Through fear of resembling one another, through horror of having to submit, through uncertainty as well, through skepticism and complexity, there is a multitude of individual little beliefs for the triumph of strange little individuals.”
André Gide Quote: “Art that submits to orthodoxy, to even the soundest doctrines, but lacks imagination and deep self-expression is lost leaving only the craftsmanship.”
André Gide Quote: “Long only for what you have.”
André Gide Quote: “How much more sensuality invites to art than does sentimentality.”
André Gide Quote: “The individual person is more interesting than people in general; he and not they is the one whom God created in His image.”
André Gide Quote: “The most beaten paths are certainly the surest, but do not hope to start much game on them.”
André Gide Quote: “There is no work of art that is without short cuts.”
André Gide Quote: “The nationalist has a broad hatred and a narrow love.”
André Gide Quote: “An unprejudiced mind is probably the rarest thing in the world; to nonprejudice I attach the greatest value.”
André Gide Quote: “Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface. Its their way of falling.”
André Gide Quote: “Enduring fame is promised only to those writers who can offer to successive generations a substance constantly renewed; for every generation arrives upon the scene with its own particular hunger.”
André Gide Quote: “The less intelligent the white man is, the more stupid he thinks the black.”
André Gide Quote: “In order to be utterly happy the only thing necessary is to refrain from comparing this moment with other moments in the past, which I often did not fully enjoy because I was comparing them with other moments of the future.”
André Gide Quote: “Envying another man’s happiness is madness; you wouldn’t know what to do with it if you had it.”
André Gide Quote: “To win ones joy through struggle is better than to yield to melancholy.”
André Gide Quote: “When you have nothing to say, or to hide, there is no need to be prudent.”
André Gide Quote: “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.”
André Gide Quote: “The world will be saved by one or two people.”
André Gide Quote: “Never have I been able to settle in life. Always seated askew, as if on the arm of a chair; ready to get up, to leave.”
André Gide Quote: “Nothing is more fatal to happiness than the remembrance of happiness.”
André Gide Quote: “There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.”
André Gide Quote: “Whither should we aim if not towards God?”
André Gide Quote: “It is not becoming to lay to virtue the weariness of old age.”
André Gide Quote: “Only fools don’t contradict themselves.”
André Gide Quote: “Prejudices are the props of civilization.”
André Gide Quote: “The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say – because they were too obvious.”
André Gide Quote: “Too chaste a youth leads to a dissolute old age.”
André Gide Quote: “We should enjoy this summer, flower by flower, as if it were to be the last one we’ll see.”
André Gide Quote: “Sadness is a state of sin.”
André Gide Quote: “An experience teaches only the good observer; but far from seeking a lesson in it, everyone looks for an argument in experience, and everyone interprets the conclusion in his own way.”
André Gide Quote: “What seems different in yourself; that’s the rare thing you possess. The one thing that gives each of us his worth, and that’s just what we try to suppress. And we claim to love life.”
André Gide Quote: “The scholar seeks truth, the artist finds.”
André Gide Quote: “Too chaste an adolescence makes for a dissolute old age. It is doubtless easier to give up something one has known than something one imagines.”
André Gide Quote: “Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress, but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer. Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love. It is a pity to make them join too soon.”
André Gide Quote: “With each book you write you should lose the admirers you gained with the previous one.”
André Gide Quote: “To what a degree the same past can leave different marks – and especially admit of different interpretations.”
André Gide Quote: “God depends on us. It is through us that God is achieved.”
André Gide Quote: “Chastity more rarely follows fear, or a resolution, or a vow, than it is the mere effect of lack of appetite and, sometimes even, of distaste.”
André Gide Quote: “Obtain from yourself all that makes complaining useless. No longer implore from others what you yourself can obtain.”
André Gide Quote: “Woe to these people who have no appetite for the very dish that their age serves up.”
André Gide Quote: “What I dislike least in my former self are the moments of prayer.”
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