Quotations From ANDRÉ GIDE

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  • The abominable effort to take one's sins with one to paradise.
    André Gide (1869-1951), French author. "Detached Pages," entry for 1913, Journals 1889-1949, ed. Justin O'Brien (1951).
  • The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity.
    André Gide (1869-1951), French author. Journals 1889-1949, entry for November 23, 1940, ed. Justin O'Brien (1951).
  • True kindness presupposes the faculty of imagining as one's own the suffering and joys of others.
    André Gide (1869-1951), French author. "Portraits and Aphorisms," Pretexts (1903).
  • 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.
    André Gide (1869-1951), French author. Hildebrant, in The Counterfeiters, pt. 3, ch. 16 (1925).

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