“Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.”
Gide is making reference to the plurality of truth as a result of the relativism that emerged as a result of modern thought.
Each of us seeks the truth, or various truths, in a lifetime. Our answers are unique as we are, so to simply accept another’s truth is erroneous.
No one can find the truth for you.
Thus, some healthy skepticism is often in order as we learn from other people’s quest but land at our chosen destination.
Gide was a French author who won the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was born in 1869 and died in 1951.