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The need for peace shining through millions of solitary individuals

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, a 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. As a
result, there shines forth fleetingly the ever-threatened truth that each and every man, on the foundation of his own sufferings and joys, builds for all.

  • Source : Albert Camus, "Resistance, Rebellion, and Death"
  • Publication date : 1960
  • Topics : Peace