Andre Gide

1869 - 1951

A Quote by André Gide on god

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God depends on us. It is through us that God is achieved.

Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)

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A Quote by André Gide on man, dependant, slavery, independence, poverty, and kinship

Man! The most complex of creatures, and for this reason the most dependant of creatures. On everything that has formed you, you may depend. Do not balk at this apparent slavery….a debtor to many, you pay for your advantages by the same number of dependencies. Understand that independence is a form of poverty; that many things claim you, that many also claim kinship with you.

Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)

Source: The Journals of Andre Gide

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A Quote by André Gide on discovery and risk

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)

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A Quote by André Gide on action, decisions, future, and life

The most decisive actions of our life - I mean those that are most likely to decide the whole course of our future - are, more often than not, unconsidered.

Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)

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A Quote by André Gide on giving and possessions

Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.

Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)

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A Quote by André Gide on time

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One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)

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A Quote by André Gide on beginning

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.

Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)

Source: Le traite du Narcisse (1891)

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A Quote by André Gide on existence and faith

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; written as well, do not write it. Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself - and there make yourself indispensable.

Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)

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A Quote by André Gide on enemies, friendship, and life

I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs to life under a strain even better than under a caress.

Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)

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A Quote by André Gide on belief, learning, strength, and youth

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."

Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)

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