"It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Andre Gide on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Andre Gide on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Andre Gide on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Andre Gide on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Andre Gide on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."