Quotes by André Gide

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It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.
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There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your youth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, "It all depends on me."
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Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue.
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One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
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In order to judge properly, one must get away somewhat from what one is judging, after having loved it. This is true of countries, of persons, and of oneself.
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Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
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The most decisive actions of our life... are most often unconsidered actions.
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"Therefore" is a word the poet must not know.
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 poetry  

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The young people who come to me in the hope of hearing me utter a few memorable maxims are quite disappointed. Aphorisms are not my forte, I say nothing but banalities... I listen to them and they go away delighted.
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The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.
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