Tobacco is the plant that converts thoughts into dreams.
Children at once accept joy and happiness with quick familiarity, being themselves naturally all happiness and joy.
A criminal remains a criminal whether he uses a convict's suit or a monarch's crown.
A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. 1
And, moreover, when it happens that both are sincere and good, nothing will mix and amalgamate more easily than an old priest and an old soldier. In reality, they are the same kind of man. One has devoted himself to country upon earth, the other to his country in heaven; there is no other difference
What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
My misfortune is that I still resemble a man too much. I should liked to be wholly a beast like that goat. - Quasimodo
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.
...We pray together, we are afraid together, and then we go to sleep. Even if Satan came into the house, no one would interfere. After all, what is there to fear in this house? There is always one with us who is the strongest. Satan may visit our house, but the good Lord lives here.
He is the best gentleman that is the son of his own deserts, and not the degenerated heir of another's virtue.
Every diminution of the liberty of the press is followed by a diminution of civilization. Wherever we see the freedom of the press interfered with, there we see the nutrition of the human family interrupted.
Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter. Victor
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.
Large, heavy, ragged black clouds hung like crape hammocks beneath the starry cope of the night. You would have said that they were the cobwebs of the firmament.
Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots. Victor Hug
Hope is a delusion; no hand can grasp a wave or a shadow.
Are you afraid of the good you might do?
When the heart is dry the eye is dry.
Nature has made a pebble and a female. The lapidary makes the diamond, and the lover makes the woman.
Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
To have lied is to have suffered.
You would have imagined her at one moment a maniac, at another a queen.
I put a Phrygian cap on the old dictionary.
Do you hear the people sing Lost in the valley of the night? It is the music of a people Who are climbing to the light. For the wretched of the earth There is a flame that never dies. Even the darkest night will end And the sun will rise.
I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one.
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
If you don't build castles in the air you won't build anything on the ground.
He had, they said, tasted in succession all the apples of the tree of knowledge, and, whether from hunger or disgust, had ended by tasting the forbidden fruit.
Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter. Victor Hug