By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour. Victor Hug
Take all reasonable advantage of that which the present may offer you. It is the only time which is ours. Yesterday is buried forever, and to-morrow we may never see.
Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing she hath wings.
The Parisian is to the French what the Athenian was to the Greeks: no one sleeps better than he, no one is more openly frivolous and idle, no one appears more heedless. But this is misleading. He is given to every kind of listlessness, but when there is glory to be won he may be inspired with every
Let us leave to the brain what belongs to it, and agree that the work of the men of genius is of the superhuman, the offspring of man.
The onward march of the human race requires that the heights around it constantly blaze with noble lessons of courage. Deeds of daring dazzle history and form one of man's guiding lights.
When the heart is dry the eye is dry.
Nothing is more dangerous than discontinued labor; it is habit lost. A habit easy to abandon, difficult to resume.
The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist; it is by the ideal that we live.
These two beings, who had loved each other so exclusively, and with so touching a love, and who had lived so long for each other, were now suffering beside one another and through one another; without speaking of it, without harsh feeling, and smiling all the while.
To contemplate is to look at shadows. Victor Hug
So your desire is to do nothing? Well, you shall not have a week, a day, an hour, free from oppression. You shall not be able to lift anything without agony. Every passing minute will make your muscles crack. What is feather to others will be a rock to you. The simplest things will become difficult.
I had a dream my life would be different from this hell I am living, so different from what it seemed. Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.
When love has fused and mingled two beings in a sacred and angelic unity, the secret of life has been discovered so far as they are concerned; they are no longer anything more than the two boundaries of the same destiny; they are no longer anything but the two wings of the same spirit. Love, soar.
The ox suffers, the cart complains.
It was SHE. Whoever has loved knows all the radiant meaning contained in the three letters of this word â€˜she.
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.
Love is the foolishness of men, and the wisdom of God.
During a wise man's whole life, his destiny holds his philosophy in a state of siege.
Press on! A better fate awaits thee.
If she gives me all her time it is because I have all her heart.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
To rove about, musing, that is to say loitering, is, for a philosopher, a good way of spending time.
Dying is nothing. What's terrible is not to live.
A creditor is worse than a slave-owner; for the master owns only your person, but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it.
God secludes Himself; but the thinker listens at the door.
When liberty returns, I will return.
Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal. Victor Hug
by making himself a priest made himself a demon.
The merciful precepts of Christ will at last suffuse the Code and it will glow with their radiance. Crime will be considered an illness with its own doctors to replace your judges and its hospitals to replace your prisons. Liberty shall be equated with health. Ointments and oil shall be applied to l