If you want to civilize a man, begin with his grandmother.

-Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo

In short, I am doing what I can, I suffer with the same universal suffering, and I try to assuage it, I possess only the puny forces of a man, and I cry to all: “Help me!

Victor Hugo
If the soul is left in darkness, sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but the one who causes the darkness. (Monseigneur Bienvenu in _Les Miserables_)
Victor Hugo

To think of shadows is a serious thing. Victor

Victor Hugo
Nature has made a pebble and a female. The lapidary makes the diamond, and the lover makes the woman.
Victor Hugo

Dark Error's other hidden side is truth.

Victor Hugo
Nothing is more imminent than the impossible . . . what we must always foresee is the unforeseen.
Victor Hugo

The author creates a book and the people accept or not accept it. The creator of a book is an author and the creator of it`s fate are people.

Victor Hugo
A poet who is a bad man is a degraded being, baser and more culpable than a bad man who is not a poet.
Victor Hugo

One can no more keep the mind from returning to an idea than the sea from returning to a shore. For a sailor, this is called the tide; in the case of the guilty it is called remorse. God stirs up the soul as well as the ocean.

Victor Hugo
Not seeing people permits us to imagine them with every perfection.