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Andre Gide Quotes

65 Andre Gide quotes:

"Great authors are admirable in this respect: in every generation they make for disagreement. Through them we become aware of our differences."
"A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective."
"Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason."
"Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding."
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"Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness."
"Of some forty families I have been able to observe, I know hardly four in which the parents do not act in such a way that nothing would be more desirable for the child than to escape their influence"
Author: Gide Quotes Category: Parents Quotes
"Whoever starts out toward the unknown must consent to venture alone"
"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."
"Sin is whatever obscures the soul."
"Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you."
"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."
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"There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them."
"It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves."
"The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity"
Author: Gide Quotes Category: Deception 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
"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."
"Too chaste a youth leads to a dissolute old age"
Author: Gide Quotes Category: Age And Aging Quotes
"The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes"
Author: Gide Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes
"Therefore"" is a word the poet must not know."
Author: Gide Quotes Category: Words Quotes

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