a civilising function

a civilising function

Translators have a civilising role, they form bridges between peoples. They take the human spirit of one and pour it into the containers of the other.They are the vectors of ideas and it is by them that the genius of one nation will call upon the genius of another. (Proses Philosophiques, Les Traducteurs)

Victor Hugo
French author, poet, essayist and statesman
1802-1885

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