Andre Gide Quotes

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Andre Gide

The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity

Andre Gide

Solitude is bearable only with God

Andre Gide

It is better to be hated for who you are, than to be loved for someone you are not.

Andre Gide

The greatest intelligence is precisely the one that suffers most from its own limitations

Andre Gide

Too chaste a youth leads to a dissolute old age

Andre Gide

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

Andre Gide

To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company.

Andre Gide

The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.

Andre Gide

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.

Andre Gide

Whoever starts out toward the unknown must consent to venture alone

Andre Gide

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

One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

Andre Gide

The most decisive actions of our life... are most often unconsidered actions.

André Gide

In hell there is no other punishment than to begin over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime.

Andre Gide

Seize from every moment its unique novelty and do not prepare your joys.

Andre Gide
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