An invasion of armies can be resisted; an invasion of ideas cannot be resisted.

“The star possesses no anger; the dawn bears no malice. Light is satisfied in being light. Light is everything; the human race has no other love.” “The French revolution is for all the world. It is a battle perpetually waged for Right, and perpetually gained for Truth. Right is the innermost part of man; Truth is the innermost part of God. What can be done against a revolution which has so much right on its side? Nothing. To love it. That is what the nations do. France offers herself, the world accepts her. The whole phenomenon lies in these few words. An invasion of armies can be resisted; an invasion of ideas cannot be resisted.”

Victor Hugo

 

Hugo, V. (n.d.). The History of a Crime The Testimony of an Eye-Witness. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/10381/10381-8.txt. Retrieved May 13, 2014, from http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/10381/pg10381.html

 

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