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Andre Gide Quotes and Quotations


The scholar seeks, the artist finds.
A work of art is an exaggeration.
What another would have done as well as you, do not do it. What another would have said as well as you, do not say it. What another would have written as well, do not write it. Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself- and thus make yourself indispensable.
The world will be saved by one or two people.
- Andre Gide | The Future Quotes
Our judgements about things vary according to the time left us to live -that we think is left us to live.
- Andre Gide | Maturity Quotes
Nothing is so silly as the expression of a man who is being complimented.
- Andre Gide | Men Quotes
Man's responsibility increases as that of the gods decreases.
- Andre Gide | Power Quotes
If one could recover the uncompromising spirit of one's youth, one's greatest indignation would be for what one has become.
- Andre Gide | Youth Quotes
Sadness is a state of sin.
- Andre Gide | Unhappiness Quotes
To win one's joy through struggle is better than to yield to melancholy.
- Andre Gide | Happiness Quotes
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.
- Andre Gide | Happiness Quotes
One completely overcomes only what one assimilates.
- Andre Gide | Acceptance Quotes
Long only for what you have.
- Andre Gide | Forgiveness Quotes
Welcome everything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else.
- Andre Gide | Forgiveness Quotes
What I dislike least in my former self are the moments of prayer.
- Andre Gide | Prayer Quotes
It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.
- Andre Gide | Self-Acceptance Quotes
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.
- Andre Gide | One Day Quotes
It is now, and in this world, that we must live.
- Andre Gide | The Present Quotes
Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize that tomorrow's joy is possible only if today's makes way for it; that each wave owes the beauty of its line only to the withdrawal of the preceding one.
- Andre Gide | The Present Quotes
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.
- Andre Gide | The Present Quotes
Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys.
- Andre Gide | The Present Quotes
Oh, would that my mind could let fall its dead ideas, as the tree does its withered leaves!
Nothing is good for everyone, but only relatively to some people.
- Andre Gide | Right Quotes
We live counterfeit lives in order to resemble the idea we first had of ourselves.
- Andre Gide | Right Quotes
It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.
- Andre Gide | Right Quotes
A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.
- Andre Gide | Goals Quotes
One should want only one thing and want it constantly. Then one is sure of getting it. But I desire everything, and consequently get nothing.
- Andre Gide | Goals Quotes
There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.
One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of shore for a very long time.
A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.
- Andre Gide | Concentration Quotes
Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue.
- Andre Gide | Self-Pity Quotes
Sadness is a state of sin.
- Andre Gide | Sad Quotes
Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue.
- Andre Gide | Sad Quotes
Sadness is a state of sin.
- Andre Gide | Sad Quotes
Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue.
- Andre Gide | Sad Quotes
Sadness is a state of sin.
- Andre Gide | Sad Quotes
Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue.
- Andre Gide | Sad Quotes
Sadness is a state of sin.
- Andre Gide | Sad Quotes
Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue.
- Andre Gide | Sad Quotes
Sadness is a state of sin.
- Andre Gide | Sad Quotes
Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue.
- Andre Gide | Sad Quotes
Sadness is a state of sin.
- Andre Gide | Sad Quotes
Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue.
- Andre Gide | Sad Quotes
Sadness is a state of sin.
- Andre Gide | Sad Quotes
Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue.
- Andre Gide | Sad Quotes
Sadness is a state of sin.
- Andre Gide | Sad Quotes
Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue.
- Andre Gide | Sad Quotes


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