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

-Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo

Be happy without picking flaws.

Victor Hugo
In 1815, M. Charles Francois-Bienvenu Myriel was Bishop of D-----. He was a man of seventy-five, and had occupied the bishopric of D----- since 1806. Although it in no manner concerns, even in the remotest degree, what we have to relate, it may not be useless, were it only for the sake of exactness in all things, to notice here the reports and gossip which had arisen on his account from the time of his arrival in the diocese.
Victor Hugo

I dislike wealth and prosperity, especially that of other men.

Victor Hugo
Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.
Victor Hugo

Inanimate objects sometimes appear endowed with a strange power of sight. A statue notices, a tower watches, the face of an edifice contemplates.

Victor Hugo
Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble; in a statue the marble must be like flesh.
Victor Hugo

What is fright by night is curiosity by day.

Victor Hugo
Another story must begin!
Victor Hugo

Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.

Victor Hugo
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.