I should like to see
any power in this world destroy this race, this small
tribe of unimportant people whose history is ended,
whose wars have been fought and lost, whose structures
have crumbled, whose literature is unread, whose music
is unheard, and whose prayers are no more answered. Go
ahead, destroy this race! Destroy Armenia! See if you
can do it. Send them from their homes into the desert.
Let them have neither bread nor water. Burn their homes
and churches. Then, see if they will not laugh again,
see if they will not sing and pray again. For when two
of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not
create a New Armenia.