QUOTATIONS FROM FAMOUS PEOPLES

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All Quotations / Quotations from Andre Gide

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself - and thus make yourself indispensable.
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
Dare to be yourself.
It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.
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.
Obtain from yourself all that makes complaining useless. No longer implore from others what you yourself can obtain.
Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys.
So long as we live among men, let us cherish humanity.
Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change.

Best Quotations

"All good things which exist are the fruits of originality."

John Stuart Mill
"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake."

Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower
"Happiness is equilibrium. Shift your weight. Equilibrium is pragmatic. You have to get everything into proportion. You compensate, rebalance yourself so that you maintain your angle to the world. When the world shifts, you shift."

Tom Stoppard
"A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit."

Greek proverb
"The joy of a spirit is the measure of its power."

Ninon de Lenclos