A library implies an act of faith.
Habit is the nursery of errors. Victor
The first symptom of true love in a man is timidity, in a young woman, boldness. This is surprising, and yet nothing is more simple. It is the two sexes tending to approach each other and assuming each the other's qualities.
The ox suffers, the cart complains.
He who is not master of his own thoughts is not accountable for his own deeds.
I wanted to see you again, touch you, know who you were, see if I would find you identical with the ideal image of you which had remained with me and perhaps shatter my dream with the aid of reality. -Claude Frollo
Is it not a thing divine to have a smile which, none know how, has the power to lighten the weight of that enormous chain which all the living in common drag behind them?
Popularity? It's glory's small change.
To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.
Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
Great blunders are often made, like large ropes, of a multitude of fibers. Take the cable thread by thread, take separately all the little determining motives, you break them one after another, and you say: that is all! Wind them and twist them together, they become an enormity.
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
The earth is a great piece of stupidity.
Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide.
There is in every village a torch - the teacher; and an extinguisher - the priest.
Was it possible that Napoleon should win the battle of Waterloo? We answer, No! Why? Because of Wellington? Because of Blucher? No! Because of God! For Bonaparte to conquer at Waterloo was not the law of the nineteenth century. It was time that this vast man should fall. He had been impeached before
For prying into any human affairs, non are equal to those whom it does not concern.
There is nothing like a dream to create the future.
To introduce a new play only six weeks after another has been banned is also a way to speak one's piece to the government. It proves that art and liberty can grow back in one night under the clumsy foot which crushes them.
Wherever the Turkish hoof trods, no grass grows.
He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two.
I would rather be the head of a fly than the tail of a lion.
No one ever keeps a secret so well as a child.
This child whom we Love, Brings daylight Into our soul.
Monsieur' to a convict is a glass of water to a man dying of thirst at sea; ignominy thirsts for respect.
Sublime upon sublime scarcely presents a contrast, and we need a little rest from everything, even the beautiful.
Men become accustomed to poison by degrees. Victor
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
Hope is a delusion; no hand can grasp a wave or a shadow.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.