Victor Hugo quotes
There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.
Melancholy is the happiness of being sad.
The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God.
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An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Let us study things that are no more. It is necessary to understand them, if only to avoid them.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.
Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.
What Is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul
...Nobody knows like a woman how to say things that are both sweet and profound. Sweetness and depth, this is all of woman; this is Heaven.
And remember, the truth that once was spoken: To love another person is to see the face of God.
He was fond of books, for they are cool and sure friends