André Gide , a French author, once said,

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

What it means

This famous quote helps us understand that we cannot expect to succeed if we are unable to get outside our comfort zone. To accomplish things we've never done before, we much learn new skills, go new places, and perform new actions that we aren't used to doing.

Similar quotes:

“You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Roy T. Bennett

“You have to be uncomfortable in order to be successful, in some ways. If you stay in your comfort zone! You would never do the things that you need to do.”

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Who is André Gide?

He was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Books by André Gide:

Other quotes by André Gide :

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”

“Believe those who are seeking truth, doubt those who find it.”

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.”

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.”

“It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.”

“Art begins with resistance – at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.”

“Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.”

“The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.”


Man Cannot Discover New Oceans Unless He Has the Courage to Lose Sight of the Shore

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