Andre Gide Quotes

65 Andre Gide quotes:

"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again."
"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
"To what a degree the same past can leave different marks - and especially admit of different interpretations."
"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."
"The most decisive actions of life are most often unconsidered actions."
"Prejudices are the props of civilization"
Author: Gide Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"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."
"Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor."
"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."
"The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced."
"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."
"Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change."
"Art is the collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."
"Nothing is more fatal to happiness than the remembrance of happiness"
Author: Gide Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."
"There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them."
"Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else."
"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."

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