Andre Gide — French Novelist born on November 22, 1869, died on February 19, 1951

André Paul Guillaume Gide was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947 "for his comprehensive and artistically significant writings, in which human problems and conditions have been presented with a fearless love of truth and keen psychological insight". Gide's career ranged from its beginnings in the symbolist movement, to the advent of anticolonialism between the two World Wars... (wikipedia)

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.
Know thyself. A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies himself arrest his own development. A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.
A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.
Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.