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Andre Gide Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Andre Gide Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

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

To know how to free oneself is nothing;
the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.
- Andre Gide

Believe those who are seeking the truth.
Doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide

 

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist,
and the less the artist does the better.
- Andre Gide

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

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


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"Therefore" is a word the poet must not know.
- Andre Gide

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

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.
- Andre Gide

Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change.
- Andre Gide

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

What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it,
only what destroys it can be told.
- Andre Gide

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

A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.
- Andre Gide

Man is more interesting than men.
God made him and not them in his image.
Each one is more precious than all.
- Andre Gide

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

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

The most gifted natures are perhaps also the most trembling.
- Andre Gide

The color of truth is gray.
- Andre Gide

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.
- Andre Gide

Sin is whatever obscures the soul.
- Andre Gide

It is good to follow one's own bent,
so long as it leads upward.
- Andre Gide

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

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

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

Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface.
Its their way of falling.
- Andre Gide

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

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

Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.
- Andre Gide

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

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.
- Andre Gide

No theory is good unless it permits,
not rest,
but the greatest work.
No theory is good except on condition that one use it to go on beyond.
- Andre Gide

Nothing is so silly as the expression of a man who is being complimented.
- Andre Gide

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.
- Andre Gide

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
- Andre Gide

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

Only those things are beautiful which are inspired
by madness and written by reason.
- Andre Gide

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

It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle
age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor.
- Andre Gide

Not everyone can be an orphan.
- Andre Gide

The most decisive actions of life are most often unconsidered actions.
- Andre Gide

God depends on us.
It is through us that God is achieved.
- Andre Gide

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.
- Andre Gide

It is not always by plugging away at a difficulty and
sticking to it that one overcomes it;
often it is by working on the one next to it.
Some things and some people have to be approached obliquely,
at an angle.
- Andre Gide

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.
- Andre Gide

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.
- Andre Gide

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu


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