Great ideas, it has been said, come into the world as gently as doves.
Perhaps then, if we listen attentively, we shall hear,
amid the uproar of empires and nations,
a faint flutter of wings, the gentle stirring of life and hope.
Some will say that this hope lies in a nation; others in a man.
I believe rather that it is awakened, revived, nourished, by millions
of solitary individuals
whose deeds and works every day
negate frontiers and the crudest implications of history.”