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"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it" - Andre Gide

French author André Gide (1869-1951) is best known for his fiction and autobiographical works. He won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1947.

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  • Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But, since no one was listening, everything must be said again.
  • Fish die belly-upward and rise to the surface; it is their way of falling.
  • One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
  • It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.
  • The color of truth is gray.
  • It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor.
  • Know thyself. A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies himself arrests his own development. A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.

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