The Power of Ideas to Change History


Victor Marie Hugo (photo taken 1876)

Victor Marie Hugo (photo taken 1876)

His quote literally translated from French was:

“One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas.”

The paraphrase most often used when translated into English:

“No army can stop an idea whose time has come.”

-Victor Hugo 1802-1885 (French writer & poet)

He is also famous for writing Les Miserables and the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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