“Know that joy is rarer, more difficult, and more beautiful than sadness. Once you make this all-important discovery, you must embrace joy as a moral obligation.” ~ André Gide (November 22, 1869 to February 19, 1951)
Quote from his Fruits of the Earth.
André Gide was an award-winning French writer of fiction, essays, and autobiographical material. He won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1947.
[Source: Sunbeams: A Book of Quotations, edited by Sy Safransky, page 37. Dates and biographical information from Wikipedia, accessed January 15, 2011]
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