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André Gide

1869-1951 ,  French writer, Nobel 1947
André GideFrench writer, humanist, and moralist who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1947.

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Families, I hate you! Shut-in homes, closed doors, jealous possessions of happiness.


Sin is whatever obscures the soul.


Wisdom comes not from reason but from love.


Man cannot discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore.


It is with noble sentiments that bad literature gets written.


Believe those who seek the truth, doubt those who find it; doubt all, but do not doubt yourself.


Often the best in us springs from the worst in us.


Only fools don't contradict themselves.


It is now, and in this world, that we must live.


Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.


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


The color of truth is gray.


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


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












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