Of the thousand forms of life, each of us can know but one. It is madness to envy other people’s happiness; one would not know what to do with it. Happiness won’t come to one ready-made; it has to be made to measure.
(The Immoralist, 1902)

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It is good to follow one's own bent, so long as it leads upward.
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Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
Andre Gide (The Fruits of the Earth, 1897)
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
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