The Unsubmissive


The world will be saved, if it can be, only by the unsubmissive. Without them it would be all up with our civilization, our culture, what we loved, and what gave to our presence on earth a secret justification. Those unsubmissive ones are the "salt of the earth" and responsible for God. For I am convinced that God is not yet and that we must achieve him. Could there be a nobler, more admirable role, and more worthy of our efforts?

— André Gide

There's a part of me that's always nervous about quotes like this, because of the way any good and high-minded sentiment can be pinched by the bad guys. But that doesn't mean it's wrong, and that doesn't mean it isn't worth repeating.


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