Too chaste a youth leads to a dissolute old age.
Quote by Andre Gide
Sin is whatever obscures the soul.
It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding...
Man is more interesting than men. God made him and not them in his image....
Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.
To know how to free oneself is nothing; the arduous thing is to know what...
The most gifted natures are perhaps also the most trembling.
Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what...
In order to judge properly, one must get away somewhat from what one is judging,...
What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what...
The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity.
It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle age without having syphilis and...
It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain...
The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes
Families, I hate you! Shut-in homes, closed doors, jealous possessors of happiness
No theory is good unless it permits, not rest, but the greatest work. No theory...
Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.
Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.
Not everyone can be an orphan.
The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary...