Andr Gide

André Paul Guillaume Gide; 22 November 1869 – 19 February 1951) was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1947. Gide's career ranged from its beginnings in the symbolist movement, to the advent of anticolonialism between the two World Wars.

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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.Rate it:
Art is a collarboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.Rate it:
Believe those who are seeking the truth doubt those who find it.Rate it:
Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.Rate it:
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.Rate it:
In order to be utterly happy the only thing necessary is to refrain from comparing this moment with other moments in the past, which I often did not fully enjoy because I was comparing them with other moments of the future.Rate it:
It is better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for what you are not.Rate it:
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.Rate it:
One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say -- because they were too obvious.Rate it:
There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.Rate it:
Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else.Rate it:

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