André Gide Quotes

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André Gide

Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.
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The abominable effort to take one's sins with one to paradise.
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The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.
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The most decisive actions of life are most often unconsidered actions.
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The most gifted natures are perhaps also the most trembling.
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It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.
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It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor.
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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.
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French novelist and critic 1869-1957

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Critic, Novelist, French
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