Victor Hugo...on revolution

What can be done against a revolution that is so justified? Nothing. Love it. This is what nations do....The entire present phenomenon is contained in these words: The invasion of armies can be resisted, but not that of ideas. The glory of the barbarians was to have been conquered by humanity; the glory of the savages was to have been conquered by civilization; the glory of darkness is to be conquered by light.

- Histoire d'un crime, 1852