Diamonds are to be found only in the darkness of the earth, and truth in the darkness of the mind.
The greatest blunders, like the thickest ropes, are often compounded of a multitude of strands. Take the rope apart, separate it into the small threads that compose it, and you can break them one by one. You think, That is all there was! But twist them all together and you have something tremendous.
There are many tongues to talk, and but few heads to think.
The women laughed and wept; the crowd stamped their feet enthusiastically, for at that moment Quasimodo was really beautiful. He was handsome â€” this orphan, this foundling, this outcast.
As for methods of prayer, all are good, as long as they are sincere.
When the heart is dry the eye is dry.
My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic.
Since we shall love each other, I shall be great and you shall be rich.
The world of sleep has an existence of its own.
To contemplate is to look at shadows.
He would give all of his clothes to his servant, admonishing him NOT to return them until he had completed his day's work.
In the opera we call love, the libretto is almost nothing.
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
The word is the Verb, and the Verb is God.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise. Victor Hug
She was a lovely blonde, with fine teeth. She had gold and pearls for her dowry; but her gold was on her head, and her pearls were in her mouth.
In 1815, M. Charles Francois-Bienvenu Myriel was Bishop of D-----. He was a man of seventy-five, and had occupied the bishopric of D----- since 1806. Although it in no manner concerns, even in the remotest degree, what we have to relate, it may not be useless, were it only for the sake of exactness
As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled. Victor
Hope is a delusion; no hand can grasp a wave or a shadow.
Anger may be foolish and absurd, and one may be wrongly irritated, but a man never feels outraged unless in some respect he is fundamentally right.
When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right. Victor Hug
Large, heavy, ragged black clouds hung like crape hammocks beneath the starry cope of the night. You would have said that they were the cobwebs of the firmament.
To know how to distinguish the agitation arising from covetousness, from the agitation arising from principles, to fight the one and aid the other, in this lies the genius and the power of great revolutionary leaders.
The wicked envy and hate; it is their way of admiring. Victor
Love would never be a promise of a rose garden unless it is showered with light of faith, water of sincerity and air of passion. Sometimes we make love with our eyes. Sometimes we make love with our hands. Sometimes we make love with our bodies. Always we make love with our hearts. If I could reach
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
Separated lovers cheat absence by a thousand fancies which have their own reality. They are prevented from seeing one another and they cannot write; nevertheless they find countless mysterious ways of corresponding, by sending each other the song of birds, the scent of flowers, the laughter of child
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time. Victor
Ecclesiastes names thee Almighty, the Maccabees name thee Creator, the Epistle to the Ephesians names thee Liberty, Baruch names thee Immensity, the Psalms name thee Wisdom and Truth, John names thee Light, the Book of Kings names thee Lord, Exodus names thee Providence, Leviticus Sanctity, Esdras J
A criminal remains a criminal whether he uses a convict's suit or a monarch's crown.