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 Justice, creation names thee God, man names thee Father; but Solomon names thee Compassion, which is the most beautiful of all thy names.

-Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil. Victor

Victor Hugo
It is not enough to be happy, one must be content.
Victor Hugo

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.

Victor Hugo
All who suffer are full of hatred; all who live drag a remorse: the dead alone have broken their chains.
Victor Hugo

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.

Victor Hugo
There is but one way of refusing To-morrow, that is to die.
Victor Hugo

And if it happened to be a Christmas-night when the great bell seemed to rattle in its throat as it called the faithful to the midnight mass, there was such an indescribable air of life spread over the sombre facade that the great door-way looked as if it were swallowing the entire crowd, and the rose-window staring at them.

Victor Hugo
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.
Victor Hugo

Reality in strong doses frightens.

Victor Hugo
Never laugh at those who suffer; suffer sometimes those who laugh.