Andre Gide Biography | Inspiration Quotations | Motivation Quotes

Andre Gide
Andre Gide

Andre Gide Motivational Quotations:

  • “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.”

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

  • “It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.”

  •  “Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.”

  •  “Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.”

    Andre Gide

  •  “The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity.”

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

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

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

  •  “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.”

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

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

  •  “Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.”

  •  “It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor.”

  •  “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.”

  •  “The most decisive actions of life are most often unconsidered actions.”

  • “The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.”

  • “Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.”

  • “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”

  •  “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


  • Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.”
  •  “The color of truth is gray.”

  •  “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.”

  •  “Not everyone can be an orphan.”

  •  “Great authors are admirable in this respect: in every generation they make for disagreement. Through them we become aware of our differences.”

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

  •  “God depends on us. It is through us that God is achieved.”

  •  “A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.”

  •  “The most gifted natures are perhaps also the most trembling.”

  •  “Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else.”

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

  • “In hell there is no other punishment than to begin over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime.”

  •  “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.”

  •  “Nothing is so silly as the expression of a man who is being complimented.”

  •  “There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome.”

  •  “Art is the collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.”

  •  “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.”

  •  “What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what destroys it can be told.”

  •  “Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change.”

  •  “Sin is whatever obscures the soul.”

  •  “Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.”

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

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

  •  “Man is more interesting than men. God made him and not them in his image. Each one is more precious than all.”

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



Add new comment

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
1 + 0 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.

Recent Articles

Get Inspire

Inspire Tags

Success (10)Business person (1)Madonna Ciccone (1)Pallam Raju (1)Success quotations (1)Lucius Annaeus Seneca (1)Honesty Quotes (1)Narendra Modi (1)Liz Murray (1)Dalai Lama (1)Hope Quotes (1)Dalmia Family (1)H.Jackson Brown (1)Dave Ramsey (1)Nick Vujicic (1)Harry Stack Sullivan (1)Bobby Scott (1)Do the work (1)Micky Ward (1)Failure quotes (1)Legal Quotes (1)Alexander Solshenitsen (1)Integrity Quotes (1)James Altucher (1)Team Building Quotes (1)Jim Rohn (1)Truth (1)Drake (1)Alexander Graham Bell (1)Howard Schultz (1)Achievement (4)Strength (1)Julie Andrews (1)Shiv Khera (1)Matt Cartwright (1)Indian Successful CEOs (1)Quotes (1)Hope (1)Leo Buscaglia (1)Immigration Quotes (1)Hermann Hesse (1)Julia Gillard (1)Money (1)Bill Gates (1)B. F. Skinner (1)Joseph Addison (1)Never give up (2)Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1)Monique Murphy (1)Oscar Wilde (1)Sudha Chandran (1)King Solomon (1)Daniel Goleman (1)Jamie Oliver (1)Team work quotes (1)Thomas Edison (1)Hunter S. Thompson (1)Rick Steves (1)Lou Rawls (1)Dr T.P.Chia (1)Marvin Bower (1)Experience Quotes (1)Inspiration (3)Behaviour (1)Parents day Quotes (1)Innovation (1)Kumar Mangalam Birla (1)Inventors (1)Poetry (1)Peace Quotes (1)Judy Blume (1)Steven Pressfield (1)Lee Atwater (1)Orson Scott Card (1)Quotations on money (1)William Arthur Ward (1)Walt Disney (1)Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav (1)Curtis Carlson (1)James Whitcomb Riley (1)Leonard Cohen (1)Courage Quotes (1)Calvin Coolidge (1)Alex Morritt (1)Jacky Ickx (1)Patriotism (1)Randy Pausch (1)Jack Ma (1)Self-Discipline Quotes (1)Jon Oringer (1)Fitness Quotes (1)Swami Vivekananda (2)Emotional Quotes (1)Alan Greenspan (1)Conan O Brien (1)john dewey (1)Shari Arison (1)Mahatma Gandhi Quotes (1)Spirituality Quotes (1)Wilfred Peterson (1)Spiritual Leader (1)Women (1)Richard Branson (1)Eric Ripert (1)Naveen Jain (1)Knowledge Quotes (1)Persistence Quotes (1)Satchel Paige (1)Young Jeezy (1)Running (2)George Bernard Shaw (1)Peggy Fleming (1)Sports Quotes (1)Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1)Funny Quotes (1)Laws of life (1)Jacob A. Riis (1)Hard work (3)Failure Management quotes (1)Abdul Kalam Quotations (1)Peter drucker (1)Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1)Mary Anne Radmacher (1)George Horace lorimer (1)Charles Lamb (1)Creativity (1)Vince Lombardi (1)Nature Quotes (1)Punctuality (1)Melody Beattie (1)Best astrologer in India (1)Aesop (1)No idling (1)Albert Schweitzer (1)Quotes On Travel (1)Louis Pasteur (1)Love Quotes (1)Never Give Up Quotes (1)Bernard Baruch (1)Time management skills (1)Arthur C. Clarke (1)Norman Douglas (1)Mireille Guiliano (1)Great Quotes (1)Games (1)Attitude Quotes (1)Paul J.Meyer (1)Sports Inspiration (1)dream quotes (1)Michelle Obama (1)Henry Wheeler Shaw (1)Adam Grant (1)Scientists (1)Anthong Foxx (1)James Humes (1)Yehuda Berg (1)Valentine Day (1)Relationship quotes (1)Leadership Quotes (1)Quotations on Romance (1)Stephen Covey (1)Miguel de Cervantes (1)Criss Angel (1)Marya Mannes (1)democritus (1)Siri Hustvedt (1)education quotes (1)Positive Thinking Quotes (1)John Quincy Adams (1)Andre Gide (1)Quotes on Truth (1)Intelligence Quotes (1)Martin Luther King Jr (1)Tracy Morgan (1)Marc Benioff (1)Brene Brown (1)Indian Film Actor (1)Scilla Elworthy (1)Service (1)Tom Freston (1)Gerald Chertavian (1)Ronald Ross (1)Earl Wilson (1)Farmer (1)Vision Quotes (1)Laurence J. Peter (1)Glenn Greenwald (1)Inspirational story (1)David Levithan (1)Gautama Buddha (1)Humor Quotes (1)Faith quotes (1)Aristotle (1)Hope quotations (1)Music Quotes (1)Voltaire (1)Benjamin Disraeli (1)Mother Theresa (1)Conrad burns (1)Quotations on Patriotism (1)John Powell (1)Family Quotes (1)William Morris (1)Oprah Winfrey (1)D.H. Lawrence (1)Jeff Hawkins (1)Darell Hammond (1)Nelson Mandela (1)C.S. Lewis (1)Robert Gately (1)Motivational Quotes (4)Margaret Heffernan (1)God Quotes (1)Vincent Van Gogh (1)Jessica cox (1)Brian Greene (1)team work (1)Positive Thinking (1)Appreciation Quotations (1)Dalmia Group (1)Daniel H.Pink (1)Tony Robbins (1)Poem (1)Dale Carnegie (1)Quotations on Valentine Day (1)Marriage Quotes (1)Shannon L. Alder (1)Marty Rubin (1)Harriet Beecher Stowe (1)Do it (3)study mbbs abroad (1)Mark Pocan (1)Christiane Northrup (1)Punctuality skills (1)Erma Bombeck (1)C.G. Jung (1)Thad Cochran (1)Hilarie Burton (1)Self driving car in Bangalore (1)Jean Chatzky (1)John Dryden (1)J.K. Rowling (1)Management quotes (1)Chance Quotes (1)Steve Jobs Quotes (1)Brian Acton (1)Apple CEO (1)Charles Dickens (1)Humanity (1)Virginia Postrel (1)AMRI Hospitals (1)Entrepreneur (1)Religion Quotes (1)Health quotes (1)Epictetus (1)Brain Tracy (1)Romance (1)Top 10 Indian CEO’s (1)Clare Boothe Luce (1)Henry J. Kaiser (1)Healthcare (1)Commitment quotes (1)team management (1)Mary Kay Ash (1)Patrick Henry Hughes (1)Successful woman (1)William Butler Yeats (1)Parents (1)Maya Angelou (1)Successful people (1)Hard Work Quotes (1)Sanjay Dalmia (1)Kamal Hassan (1)Angela Merkel (1)Og Mandino (1)Business quotes (1)Mahatma Gandhi (1)William Feather (1)Yuval Noah Harari (1)Soft skills (1)NRI Privilege Health Card (1)abroad education consultants (1)Sympathy (1)Salman F Rahman (1)Tommy Lasorda (1)inspirational quotes (1)Bill Clinton (1)Paul Mellon (1)Travis Bradberry (1)Bangladesh (1)Jean Paul Friedrich (1)Thomas Carlyle (1)Amit Kalantri (1)Suzy Kassem (1)Happiness quotes (1)Change Quotes (1)Sundeep Kochar (1)Rabindranath Tagore (1)plato (1)Marathon Racer (1)Lou Holtz (1)Julius Erving (1)James Heckman (1)Dalmia Health (1)A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (1)Groucho Marx (1)Alibaba Founder (1)Learning Quotes (1)Richard Carlson (1)Emma Thompson (1)Memorial Day (1)Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1)Ludwig van Beethoven (1)Amy Schumer (1)Inspire (2)M.J.Ryan (1)Quotes on Sympathy (1)Most Inspirational Quotes (1)Albert Einstein (1)M.Scott Peck (1)Quotations On Memorial Day (1)Sophie Swetchine (1)Wisdom Quotes (1)Harvey Mackay (1)Helen Keller (1)Kofi Annan (1)Freddie Highmore (1)Poorna Malavath (1)New Year (1)Mark Frauenfelder (1)Teachers’ Day Quotes (1)Communication Quotes (1)John D. Rockefeller (1)W. C. Fields (1)Abraham Lincoln (1)Failure Management (1)Steve Jobs (1)Paul Watson (1)Robert Breault (1)Fathers day quotes (1)Celebrity astrologer in india (1)Invention (1)Anita Roddick (1)Shaun White (1)Leo Rosten (1)C. JoyBell C Biography (1)Oliver Sacks (1)Vincent Nichols (1)Karin Slaughter (1)Jane Addams (1)Larry Bird (1)Steven Wright (1)Ferdinand Marcos (1)Yogi Berra (1)Ernest Hemingway (1)Conrad Hilton (1)encouragement quotes (1)Orison Swett Marden (1)Robert De Niro (1)Life Quotes (1)Mother Quotes (1)Andrew Carnegie (1)Stephen King (1)Henry Ford (1)William Makepeace Tahckeray (1)Mark Twain (1)Goal Setting Quotes (1)James Cash Penney (1)Leadership (1)Andrew Shue (1)Rod Blagojevich (1)Best Overseas Education consultants in UAE (1)Team Management Quotes (1)Rick Pitino (1)Mikaela Shiffrin (1)Friendship Quotes (1)Sean Swarner Everest Climber (1)Angela Ruggiero (1)Erykah Badu (1)Gilbert K. Chesterton (1)Marathon (1)Sydney J. Harris (1)Time management (2)Joe Morgan (1)John F. Kennedy (1)Barack Obama (1)Earl Nightingale (1)Vera Nazarian (1)Marcus Tullius Cicero (1)Nobel Prizes (1)Women Quotes (1)Robert Collier (1)Isak Dinesen (1)Bertrand Russell (1)Passion Quotes (1)Winston S. Churchill (1)Douglas Adams (1)Sania Mirza (1)Inventors killed (1)Benjamin Franklin (1)New Year's Quotations (1)Self Driving Car (1)Quotes on Teenage (1)Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1)Rudyard Kipling (1)Damian Woetzel (1)Quotations on Stregnth (1)Tom Peters (1)