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Andre Gide Quotes

65 Andre Gide quotes:

"I find just as much profit in cultivating my hates as my loves"
Author: Gide Quotes Category: Hate Quotes
"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."
"I wished for nothing beyond her smile, and to walk with her thus, hand in hand, along a sun-warmed, flower-bordered path."
Author: Gide Quotes Category: Love Quotes
"It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labour of peace."
Author: Gide Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"What I dislike least in my former self are the moments of prayer"
Author: Gide Quotes Category: Forgiveness Quotes
"To know how to free oneself is nothing; the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom"
Author: Gide Quotes Category: Freedom Quotes
"It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not."
"The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say - because they were too obvious."
"It is good to follow one's own bent, so long as it leads upward."
"Nothing is so silly as the expression of a man who is being complimented."
"The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes."
"What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what destroys it can be told."
"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."
"There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome."
"The most decisive actions of our life - I mean those that are most likely to decide the whole course of our future - are, more often than not, unconsidered."
"The color of truth is gray."
"God depends on us. It is through us that God is achieved."
"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."
"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."
"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."

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