Andre Gide Quotes

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Andre Gide Quotes

The only real education comes from what goes counter to you.
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It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.

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Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else.

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The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity.

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When intelligent people pride themselves on not understanding, it is quite natural they should succeed better than fools.

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One should want only one thing and want it constantly. Then one is sure of getting it. But I desire everything, and consequently get nothing.

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Nothing excellent can be done without leisure.

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Each of us really understands in others only those feelings he is capable of producing himself.

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Solitude is bearable only with God.

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Whither should we aim if not towards God?

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An opinion, though it is original, does not necessarily differ from the accepted opinion; the important thing is that it does not try to conform to it.

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There are admirable potentialities in every human being.

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An unprejudiced mind is probably the rarest thing in the world; to nonprejudice I attach the greatest value.

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Too chaste a youth leads to a dissolute old age.

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An experience teaches only the good observer; but far from seeking a lesson in it, everyone looks for an argument in experience, and everyone interprets the conclusion in his own way.

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It is essential to persuade the soldier that those he is being urged to massacre are bandits who do not deserve to live; before killing other good, decent fellows like himself, his gun would fall from his hands.

— Andre Gide

The only real education comes from what goes counter to you.

— Andre Gide

Art that submits to orthodoxy, to even the soundest doctrines, but lacks imagination and deep self-expression is lost leaving only the craftsmanship.

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Sadness is a state of sin.

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To understand is nothing, but to be understood-that is the problem and the source of anguish. The soul throbs and would have the other know-but can not and feels isolated. Then come gestures, words, awkward explanations and material symbols for imponderable outbursts of feeling-and the soul despairs.

— Andre Gide

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