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"It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace."

by Andr Gide

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"The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force."

by Andr Maurois

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"Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you."

by Andr Gide

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"If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain."

by Andr Maurois

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"The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion, but rather to know it."

by Andr Maurois

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"Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people."

by Andr Dubus

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"'Lost Illusion' is the undisclosed title of every novel."

by Andr Maurois

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"And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes into his own."

by Andr Malraux

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"Art is a collarboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."

by Andr Gide

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

by Andr Gide

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

by Andr Gide

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"In order to be utterly happy the only thing necessary is to refrain from comparing this moment with other moments in the past, which I often did not fully enjoy because I was comparing them with other moments of the future."

by Andr Gide

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"It is better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for what you are not."

by Andr Gide

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"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."

by Andr Gide

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"Modesty and unselfishness--these are the virtues which men praise--and pass by."

by Andr Maurois

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"The first recipe for happiness is Avoid too lengthy meditation on the past."

by Andr Maurois

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"The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say -- because they were too obvious."

by Andr Gide

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"There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison."

by Andr Maurois

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"There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them."

by Andr Gide

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"To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less."

by Andr Malraux

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"Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else."

by Andr Gide

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