The word is the Verb, and the Verb is God.
The brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over we realize this: that the human race has been roughly handled, but that it has advanced.
Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots. Victor Hug
Love partakes of the soul itself. it is of the same nature. like it, it is a divine spark, like it, it is incorruptible, indivisible, imperishable, it is the point of fire which is within us, which is immortal and infinite, which nothing can limit and nothing can extinguish.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education. Victor
Love is the foolishness of men, and the wisdom of God.
Thus, during those nineteen years of torture and slavery, did this soul rise and fall at the same time. Light entered on the one side, and darkness on the other.
The persistence of an all-absorbing idea is terrible.
The beautiful is as useful as the useful." He added after a momentâ€™s silence, "Perhaps more so.
Love would never be a promise of a rose garden unless it is showered with light of faith, water of sincerity and air of passion. Sometimes we make love with our eyes. Sometimes we make love with our hands. Sometimes we make love with our bodies. Always we make love with our hearts. If I could reach
Love each other dearly always. There is scarcely anything else in the world but that: to love one another.
The drama is complete poetry. The ode and the epic contain it only in germ; it contains both of them in a state of high development, and epitomizes both.
Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.
Ah," cried Gavroche, "what does this mean? It rains again! ...If this continues, I withdraw my subscription.
It's often our best friends who make us fall
No one can keep a secret better than a child.
In this way, his unhappy soul struggled with its anguish. Eighteen hundred years before this unfortunate man, the mysterious Being, in whom all the sanctities and all the sufferings of humanity come together, He too, while the olive trees trembled in the fierce breath of the Infinite, had brushed aw
Great buildings, like great mountains, are the work of centuries.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time. Victor
Evil. Mistrust those who rejoice at it even more than those who do it. Victor
A day will come when markets, open to trade, and minds, open to ideas, will become the sole battlefield.
To die is nothing; but it is terrible not to live.
The poetic element lying hidden in most women is the source of their magnetic attraction.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
The soul has illusions as the bird has wings: it is supported by them. Victor Hug
We may remark in passing that to be blind and beloved may, in this world where nothing is perfect, be among the most strangely exquisite forms of happiness. The supreme happiness in life is the assurance of being loved; of being loved for oneself, even in spite of oneself; and this assurance the bli
Philosophy should be an energy; it should find its aim and its effect in the amelioration of mankind.
Morality is truth in full bloom.
We are on the side of religion as opposed to religions, and we are among those who believe in the wretched inadequacy of sermons and the sublimity of prayer.