Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left. Victor Hug
At least you are mine! Soon â€“ in a few months, perhaps, my angel will sleep in my arms, will awaken in my arms, will live there. All your thought at all moments, all your looks will be for me; all my thought, all my moments, all my looks will be for you!
The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity; in a girl boldness. Victor Hug
Verse in itself does not constitute poetry. Verse is only an elegant vestment for a beautiful form. Poetry can express itself in prose, but it does so more perfectly under the grace and majesty of verse. It is poetry of soul that inspires noble sentiments and noble actions as well as noble writings.
What is the cat?" he exclaimed. "It is a corrective. God, having made the mouse, said, 'I've made a blunder.' And he made the cat. The cat is the erratum of the mouse. The mouse, plus the cat, Is the revised and corrected proof of creation.
Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.
If the infinite had no me, then me would be its limit. It would not be the infinite, therefore it would not be.
The word Gothic, in the sense in which it is generally employed, is wholly unsuitable, but wholly consecrated. Hence we accept it and we adopt it, like all the rest of the world, to characterize the architecture of the second half of the Middle Ages, where the ogive is the principle which succeeds t
I think, therefore I doubt.
Ideas can no more flow backward than can a river.
A few feet under the ground reigns so profound a silence, and yet so much tumult on the surface!
Science is continually correcting what it has said. Fertile corrections... science is a ladder... poetry is a winged flight... An artistic masterpiece exists for all time... Dante does not efface Homer.
Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it. Victor
History has its truth; and so has legend hers.
Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come. Victor Hug
This child whom we Love, Brings daylight Into our soul.
We must never fear robbers or murderers. They are dangers from outside, small dangers. It is ourselves we have to fear. Prejudice is the real robber, vice the real murderer. Why should we be troubled by a threat to our person or our pocket? What we have to beware of is the threat to our souls'.
Liberation is not deliverance. Victor Hug
The greatest products of architecture are less the works of individuals than of society; rather the offspring of a nation's effort, than the inspired flash of a man of genius...
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age. Victor Hug
It is not easy to keep silent when silence is a lie.
The man is placed where the Earth ends, the woman, where the heaven starts.
Love partakes of the soul itself. it is of the same nature. like it, it is a divine spark, like it, it is incorruptible, indivisible, imperishable, it is the point of fire which is within us, which is immortal and infinite, which nothing can limit and nothing can extinguish.
One sees qualities at a distance and defects at close range.
Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art.
To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.
You preserve your shame but you kill your glory.
Indigestion is charged by God with enforcing morality on the stomach. Victor Hug
It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live. Victor Hug
Freedom begins where it ends ignorance.