Andre Gide Quotes

65 Andre Gide quotes:

"Too chaste a youth leads to a dissolute old age"
Author: Gide Quotes Category: Age And Aging Quotes
"At times is it seems that I am living my life backward, and that at the approach of old age my real youth will begin. My soul was born covered with wrinkles-wrinkles that my ancestors and parents most assiduously put there and that I had the greatest trouble removing."
"It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves."
"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."
Author: Gide Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."
"L'acte gratuite. The unmotivated action."
Author: Gide Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"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."
"Therefore" is a word the poet must not know."
"Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness."
"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again."
"Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor."
"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."
"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it."
"There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them."
"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."
"Know thyself! A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever observes himself arrests his own development. A caterpillar who wanted to know itself well would never become a butterfly."
Author: Gide Quotes Category: Confidence Quotes
"Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else."
"Seize from every moment its unique novelty and do not prepare your joys"
Author: Gide Quotes Category: Dating Quotes
"The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity"
Author: Gide Quotes Category: Deception Quotes
"The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes"
Author: Gide Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes

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