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Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens
by 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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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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not everyone can be an orphan.
- Andre Gide

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

The color of truth is gray.
- 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

Sin is whatever obscures the soul.
- Andre Gide

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.
- 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

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

Attitude is everything.
- Charles Swindoll

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

When I see Spirit in everything, Peace is at hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

Love is an undulating energy that moves through you,
within you, and radiates out of you,
and changes everything.
-Bartholomew

Half of everything you were ever taught is wrong;
the question is which half.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
- Vince Lombardi

The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives,
everything he does becomes tainted.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

Love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us.
Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I have Gratitude for Everything
that has brought me to this moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything.
You are you and that is the beginning and the end -
no apologies, no regrets.
- Henry Kissinger

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
- Helen Keller

Everything popular is wrong.
- Oscar Wilde

The path to happiness is forgiveness of everyone
and gratitude for everything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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