"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."
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."Andre Gide on Jimi Hendrix
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."Andre Gide on Mahatma Gandhi
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."Andre Gide on Mother Teresa
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."Andre Gide on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."Andre Gide on John Lennon
"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."