Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.

-Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo

Civilization survives on the constant discovery of amity and an equal supply of damnation.

Victor Hugo
Where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incident, chaos will soon reign.
Victor Hugo

Liberation is not deliverance. Victor Hug

Victor Hugo
Everybody has noticed the way cats stop and loiter in a half-open door. Hasn't everyone said to a cat: For heavens sake why don't you come in? With opportunity half-open in front of them, there are men who have a similar tendency to remain undecided between two solutions, at the risk of being crushed by fate abruptly closing the opportunity. The overprudent, cats as they are, and because they are cats, sometimes run more danger than the bold
Victor Hugo

An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.

Victor Hugo
Fashions have done more harm than revolutions. Victor Hug
Victor Hugo

Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it. Victor Hug

Victor Hugo
Earnestness is the salt of eloquence.
Victor Hugo

We would be ashamed of our best behavior if the people knew the motives of our behaving so.

Victor Hugo
These are dark radiances. They have no suspicion that they are to be pitied. Certainly they are so. He who does not weep does not see. They are to be admired and pitied, as one would both pity and admire a being at once night and day, without eyes beneath his lashes but with a star on his brow.