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Biography - André Gide:

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

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




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Le meilleur moyen pour apprendre à se connaître, c'est de chercher à comprendre autrui.

German
Das beste Mittel, sich selber kennenzulernen, ist der Versuch, andere zu verstehen.




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

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.




Quotes for: to learn


Quotes

Quotes for: to learn


Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.





I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.





He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”





What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.





Learning to love is why we are here.





It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.











Quotes for: to understand


Quotes

Quotes for: to understand


I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.





Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.





The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.





Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.





Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.





It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forwards.











Quotes for: others


Quotes

Quotes about others:


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





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.
Seneca - 





Whoever is happy will make others happy too.





From the faults of another a wise man will correct his own.











Quotes for: oneself


Quotes

Quotes about oneself:


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





The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.





Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.





If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.





Don't forget to love yourself.





To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.











Quotes

André Gide also said...


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





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





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





Wisdom comes not from reason but from love.





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





A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.












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