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André Gide

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Biography - André Gide:

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

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We call "happiness" a certain set of circumstances that makes joy possible. But we call joy that state of mind and emotions that needs nothing to feel happy.
André Gide




Translation  

Translation

(French)


French
On appelle bonheur un concours de circonstances qui permette la joie. Mais on appelle joie cet état de l'être qui n'a besoin de rien pour se sentir heureux.”
André Gide




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Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.”
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To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.”
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.”
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We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.”
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I dare to believe that inner joy has some secret power to win the favour of fortune.”
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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
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Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.”
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Build not your joy on another's sorrow.”
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A quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest.”
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Joy is the transition of man from a less to a greater perfection.”
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics
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Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.”
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The best means of learning to know oneself is seeking to understand others.”
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One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore.”
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My happiness is to increase other people's. To be happy myself I need the happiness of all.”
André Gide - Fruits of the Earth
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May your vision be new at every moment. The wise man is he whom everything astonishes.”
André Gide - Fruits of the Earth
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Wisdom comes not from reason but from love.”
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