kinship

A Quote by André Gide on man, dependant, slavery, independence, poverty, and kinship

Man! The most complex of creatures, and for this reason the most dependant of creatures. On everything that has formed you, you may depend. Do not balk at this apparent slavery….a debtor to many, you pay for your advantages by the same number of dependencies. Understand that independence is a form of poverty; that many things claim you, that many also claim kinship with you.

Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)

Source: The Journals of Andre Gide

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