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André Gide

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Biography - André Gide:

French author.
Born: 1869 - Died: 1951
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France

My happiness is to increase other people's. To be happy myself I need the happiness of all.



(French, German)

Mon bonheur est d'augmenter celui des autres. J'ai besoin du bonheur de tous pour être heureux.

Mein Glück liegt im Vergrößern des Glücks anderer. Ich brauche das Glück aller, um selbst glücklich zu sein.

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One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.

To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.

when we say that a man is responsible for himself, we do not only mean that he is responsible for his own individuality, but that he is responsible for all men.

To love is to will the good of the other.

To love is to find pleasure in the happiness of others.

When you are happy, there is still much to be done: to comfort others.

To make another happy, is to deserve to be happy one's self.

In the happiness of others I seek my own.

Humankind has become so much one family that we cannot ensure our own prosperity except by ensuring that of everyone else. If you wish to be happy yourself, you must resign yourself to seeing others also happy.

It is very true that we ought to think of the happiness of others; but it is not often enough said that the best thing we can do for those who love us is to be happy ourselves.

Happiest are the people who give most happiness to others.

Quotes for: happiness


Quotes about happiness:

I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.

A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.

Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.

Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.

We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.

Quotes for: others


Quotes about others:

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.

If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.

Let the other side be heard as well.

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.

The best means of learning to know oneself is seeking to understand others.


André Gide also said...

Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.

The best means of learning to know oneself is seeking to understand others.

One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore.

May your vision be new at every moment. The wise man is he whom everything astonishes.

Wisdom comes not from reason but from love.

A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.

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