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  • Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
    (Andre Gide)

  • The abominable effort to take one's sins with one to paradise.
    (Andre Gide)

  • What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what destroys it can be told.
    (Andre Gide)

  • It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.
    (Andre Gide)

  • Nothing is so silly as the expression of a man who is being complimented.
    (Andre Gide)


  • Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else.
    (Andre Gide)

  • The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity.
    (Andre Gide)

  • Those who have never been ill are incapable of real sympathy for a great many misfortunes
    (Andre Gide)

  • The color of truth is gray.
    (Andre Gide)

  • 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.
    (Andre Gide)

  • The thing I am most aware of is my limits. And this is natural for I never, or almost never, occupy the middle of my cage my whole being surges toward the bars.
    (Andre Gide)

  • Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.
    (Andre Gide)

  • Not everyone can be an orphan.
    (Andre Gide)

  • Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
    (Andre Gide)

  • Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys.
    (Andre Gide)


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