"Great authors are admirable in this respect: in every generation they make for disagreement. Through them we become aware of our differences."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Andre Gide on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Andre Gide on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Andre Gide on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Andre Gide on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Andre Gide on Abraham Lincoln
"It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor."
"The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced."
"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."
"Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor."
"There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome."