It is most pleasant to commit a just action which is disagreeable to someone whom one does not like.

-Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo

Now, one cannot read nonsense with impunity.

Victor Hugo
Love has no middle term; either it destroys, or it saves. All human destiny is this dilemma. This dilemma, destruction or salvation, no fate proposes more inexorably than love. Love is life, if it is not death. Cradle; coffin, too. The same sentiment says yes and no in the human heart. Of all the things God has made, the human heart is the one that sheds most light, and alas! most night.
Victor Hugo

In the French language, there is a great gulf between prose and poetry; in English, there is hardly any difference. It is a splendid privilege of the great literary languages Greek, Latin, and French that they possess a prose. English has not this privilege. There is no prose in English.

Victor Hugo
There shall be no slavery of the mind.
Victor Hugo

There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.

Victor Hugo
A few feet under the ground reigns so profound a silence, and yet so much tumult on the surface!
Victor Hugo

Solitude either develops the mental power, or renders men dull and vicious.

Victor Hugo
Stupidity talks, vanity acts. Victor Hug
Victor Hugo

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

Victor Hugo
The soul has illusions as the bird has wings: it is supported by them. Victor Hug