“Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it…”

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

"I hope the young man who may read me will feel on an equal footing with me.

I don’t bring any doctrine; I resist giving advice; and in a discussion I beat a hasty retreat. But I know that today many seek their way gropingly and don’t know in whom to trust. To them I say: believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it; doubt everything, but don’t doubt of yourself. 

There is more light in Christ’s words than in any other human word. This is not enough, it seems, to be a Christian: in addition, one must believe. Well, I do not believe. Having said this, I am your brother."

From Andre Gide’s book So Be It or the Chips are Down (his last book, written in 1951 and published in 1959)

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