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It is only in adventure that some people
by Andre Gide

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

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The color of truth is gray.
- Andre Gide

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

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

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

It is good to follow one's own bent,
so long as it leads upward.
- 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 sole art that suits me is that which,
rising from unrest, tends toward serenity.
- Andre Gide

Not everyone can be an orphan.
- Andre Gide

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

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

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

Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.
- Andre Gide

Sin is whatever obscures the soul.
- Andre Gide

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

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

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 only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

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

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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