Fatigue is the best pillow.
~ Benjamin Franklin
Andre Gide Quotes
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.
It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passions, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.
Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.
Oh, would that my mind could let fall its dead ideas, as the tree does its withered leaves!
A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.
"Therefore" is a word the poet must not know.
Nothing is so silly as the expression of a man who is being complimented.
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 true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.
The young people who come to me in the hope of hearing me utter a few memorable maxims are quite disappointed. Aphorisms are not my forte, I say nothing but banalities.... I listen to them and they go away delighted.
The most decisive actions of our life... are most often unconsidered actions.
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what destroys it can be told.
One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.
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.