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Andre Gide Quotes

65 Andre Gide 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 is more fatal to happiness than the remembrance of happiness"
Author: Gide Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor."
"Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface. Its their way of falling."
"Not everyone can be an orphan."
"To what a degree the same past can leave different marks - and especially admit of different interpretations."
"Man is more interesting than men. God made him and not them in his image. Each one is more precious than all."
"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."
"Be faithful to that which exists within yourself."
"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."
"The most decisive actions of life are most often unconsidered actions."
"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."
"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time."
"Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change."
"The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity."
"Art is the collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."
"Prejudices are the props of civilization"
Author: Gide Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"The most gifted natures are perhaps also the most trembling."

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