One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)
Source: Gide's The Counterfeiters with Journal of "The Counterfeiters", Pages: 326
Contributed by: Meenakshi
The most decisive actions in our life... are most often unconsidered actions.
Contributed by: Shae
There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.
Source: Andre Gide
Contributed by: ginlei
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."
Contributed by: CC
Man is more interesting than men. God made him and not them in his image. Each one is more precious than all.
Contributed by: esaruoho
Nothing is so silly as the expression of a man who is being complimented.
It is not always by plugging away at a difficulty and sticking to it that one overcomes it; often it is by working on the one next to it. Some things and some people have to be approached obliquely, at an angle.
Know thyself! A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever observes himself arrests his own development. A caterpillar who wanted to know itself well would never become a butterfly.
A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.
Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
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