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Believe those who are seeking the truth.
by Andre Gide

Believe those who are seeking the truth.
Doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide

Related topics: Wisdom

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

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

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

 

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

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion,
than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
- Andre Gide

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

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"Therefore" is a word the poet must not know.
- Andre Gide

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

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

It is good to follow one's own bent,
so long as it leads upward.
- Andre Gide

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.
- Andre Gide

There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.
- Andre Gide

It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle
age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor.
- Andre Gide

Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else.
- Andre Gide

Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.
- Andre Gide

Great authors are admirable in this respect:
in every generation they make for disagreement.
Through them we become aware of our differences.
- Andre Gide

In hell there is no other punishment than to begin
over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime.
- Andre Gide

What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it,
only what destroys it can be told.
- Andre Gide

Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change.
- Andre Gide

The most gifted natures are perhaps also the most trembling.
- Andre Gide

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
- Andre Gide

Know thyself.
A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly.
Whoever studies himself arrest his own development.
A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.
- Andre Gide

Nothing is so silly as the expression of a man who is being complimented.
- Andre Gide

The most important things to say are those which often
I did not think necessary for me to say -
because they were too obvious.
- Andre Gide

A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.
- Andre Gide

There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome.
- Andre Gide

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 life under a sting even better than under a caress.
- Andre Gide

To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says,
but to go off with him and travel in his company.
- Andre Gide

Not everyone can be an orphan.
- Andre Gide

The most decisive actions of life are most often unconsidered actions.
- Andre Gide

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

Sin is whatever obscures the soul.
- Andre Gide

The want of logic annoys.
Too much logic bores.
Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone
constructs remains artificial and forced.
- Andre Gide

The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.
- Andre Gide

No theory is good unless it permits,
not rest,
but the greatest work.
No theory is good except on condition that one use it to go on beyond.
- Andre Gide

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

God depends on us.
It is through us that God is achieved.
- Andre Gide

The sole art that suits me is that which,
rising from unrest, tends toward serenity.
- Andre Gide

To what a degree the same past can leave different marks -
and especially admit of different interpretations.
- Andre Gide

Man is more interesting than men.
God made him and not them in his image.
Each one is more precious than all.
- Andre Gide

The color of truth is gray.
- Andre Gide

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

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.
- Andre Gide

Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress,
but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer.
Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love.
It is a pity to make them join too soon.
- Andre Gide

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.
- Andre Gide

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 future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones;
to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

You can, when you believe you can.
- Anonymous

Believe in yourself,
in your vision for your future
and in your ability to take a small step
each day toward achieving your vision.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha


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