"A stand can be made against invasion by an army; no stand can be made against invasion by an idea." - Victor Hugo, born #OTD 1802
“But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can't stand it. I been there before.”
― from "The Adventures of Huck Finn" by Mark Twain
North American informal
"If the nation should fall for this deceit I can only conclude that the lives of my comrades – Irish, Scots, Welsh and English – were lost in vain. I am 96. I remember how far we have come. I know what we stand to lose."
Letter: Don’t abandon the Europe that I fought for – and my comrades died for
Letters: Britain out means a return to the early-20th-century chaos of warring states against each other