In spite of the opinions of certain narrow-minded people, who would shut up the human race upon this globe, as within some magic circle which it must never outstep, we shall one day travel to the moon, the planets, and the stars, with the same facility, rapidity, and, certainty as we now make the voyage from Liverpool to New York! - Jules Verne (From the Earth to the Moon Quotes)

In spite of the opinions of certain narrow-minded people, who would shut up the human race upon this globe, as within some magic circle which it must never outstep, we shall one day travel to the moon, the planets, and the stars, with the same facility, rapidity, and, certainty as we now make the voyage from Liverpool to New York![Mes chers auditeurs, reprit-il, à en croire certains esprits bornés, – c’est le qualificatif qui leur convient, – l’humanité serait renfermée dans un cercle de Popilius qu’elle ne saurait franchir, et condamnée à végéter sur ce globe sans jamais pouvoir s’élancer dans les espaces planétaires! Il n’en est rien! On va aller à la Lune, on ira aux planètes, on ira aux étoiles, comme on va aujourd’hui de Liverpool à New-York, facilement, rapidement, sûrement, et l’océan atmosphérique sera bientôt traversé comme les océans de la Lune!]

Source:(Charles Scribner's Sons, ed. 1874), Chapter XIX. A Monster Meeting, Page 93
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