In this world, which is so plainly the antechamber of another, there are no happy men. The true division of humanity is between those who live in light and those who live in darkness. Our aim must be to diminish the number of the latter and increase the number of the former. That is why we demand education and knowledge.

-Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo

Astronomy, that micography of heaven, is the most magnificent of the sciences. ... Astronomy has its clear side and its luminous side; on its clear side it is tinctured with algebra, on its luminous side with poetry.

Victor Hugo
A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. Victor H
Victor Hugo

Genius is rare because the means of becoming one have not been available

Victor Hugo
Wisdom is a sacred communion.
Victor Hugo

Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left.

Victor Hugo
So a voice in the mountain is enough to let loose an avalanche. A word too much may be followed by a caving in. If the word had not been spoken, it would not have happened.
Victor Hugo

We shall not attempt to give the reader an idea of that tetrahedron nose-that horse-shoe mouth-that small left eye over-shadowed by a red bushy brow, while the right eye disappeared entirely under an enormous wart-of those straggling teeth with breaches here and there like the battlements of a fortress-of that horny lip, over which one of those teeth projected like the tusk of an elephant-of that forked chin-and, above all, of the expression diffused over the whole-that mixture of malice, astonishment, and melancholy. Let the reader, if he can, figure to himself this combination.

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

Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.

Victor Hugo
Dreaming is happiness. Waiting is life.