"Great ideas, it is said, come into the world as gently as doves. Perhaps then, if we listen attentively, we can 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 person. I believe, rather, that it is awakening and nourished by millions of solitary individuals whose deeds and works every day negate frontiers and the crudest implications of history." -Albert Camus
One of the best novels of all time is The Plague by Albert Camus.