Andre Gide Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old andre gide quotes, andre gide sayings, and andre gide proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.     

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Art begins with resistance, at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.     

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

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It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves in finding themselves.     

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Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue.     

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To know how to free oneself is nothing; the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.     

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

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Are you then unable to recognize unless it has the same sound as yours?     

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

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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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Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.     

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

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

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Prejudices are the props of civilization.     

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

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It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.     

Andre Gide

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

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Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue.     

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Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface. Its their way of falling.     

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Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.     

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In other people's company I felt I was dull, gloomy, unwelcome, at once bored and boring.     

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

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It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves — in finding themselves.     

Andre Gide

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

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There are many things that seem impossible only so long as one does not attempt them.     

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It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.     

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The most gifted natures are perhaps also the most trembling.     

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Sin is whatever obscures the soul.     

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

Andre Gide

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

Andre Gide