Famous Quotes from ...

Andre Gide



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

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

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    Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.

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    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.

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

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    Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

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

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    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.

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    Society knows perfectly well how to kill a man and has methods more subtle than death

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    The greatest intelligence is precisely the one that suffers most from its own limitations

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

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    The funny thing about love is that it must continually grow or it will diminish.

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

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