For some time we’ve had a Mahatma Gandhi quotation in the top right hand corner of the J4MB website:
First they ignore you, the they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.
I thought it was time for a new quotation in that spot, and after consulting the best source for this purpose – Buchanan’s Dictionary of Quotations for right-minded people – I settled on one from Victor Hugo:
An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
The line is contained in Histoire d’un Crime, published in 1877.