There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time as come.
The earlier works of a man of genius are always preferred to the newer ones, in order to prove that he is going down instead of up.
As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled. Victor
To be perfectly happy it does not suffice to possess happiness, it is necessary to have deserved it.
Let us leave to the brain what belongs to it, and agree that the work of the men of genius is of the superhuman, the offspring of man.
Try as you will, you cannot annihilate that eternal relic of the human heart, love. Victor Hug
He had slipped, climbed, rolled, searched, walked, persevered, that is all. Such is the secret of all triumphs.
Dying is nothing. What's terrible is not to live.
When two mouths, made sacred by love, draw near to each other to create, it is impossible, that above that ineffable kiss there should not be a thrill in the immense mystery of the stars.
The word is the Verb, and the Verb is God. Victor
Liberation is not deliverance.
To rise at six, to dine at ten,To sup at six, to sleep at ten,Makes a man live for ten times ten.
Nothing discernible to the eye of the spirit is more brilliant or obscure than man; nothing is more formidable, complex, mysterious, and infinite. There is a prospect greater than the sea, and it is the sky; there is a prospect greater than the sky, and it is the human soul.
There are, as we know, powerful and illustrious atheists. At bottom, led back to the truth by their very force, they are not absolutely sure that they are atheists; it is with them only a question of definition, and in any case, if they do not believe in God, being great minds, they prove God.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
Human society, the world, and the whole of mankind is to be found in the alphabet.
She had had sweet dreams, which possibly arose from the fact that her little bed was very white.
The future has many names: For the weak, it means the unattainable. For the fearful, it means the unknown. For the courageous, it means opportunity.
Logic ignores the almost, just as the sun ignores the candle.
At least you are mine! Soon â€“ in a few months, perhaps, my angel will sleep in my arms, will awaken in my arms, will live there. All your thought at all moments, all your looks will be for me; all my thought, all my moments, all my looks will be for you!
If you look in the eyes of the young, you see flame. If you look in the eyes of the old, you see light.
God has made the cat to give man the pleasure of caressing the tiger.
I put a Phrygian cap on the old dictionary.
Scepticism, that dry caries of the intelligence.
A tempest ceases, a cyclone passes over, a wind dies down, a broken mast can be replaced, a leak can be stopped, a fire extinguished, but what will become of this enormous brute of bronze?
If a man has his throat cut in Paris, it's a murder. If 50,000 people are murdered in the east, it is a question.
And so, being in Heaven, it was easy for him to lose sight of earth.
Thought is more than a right - it is the very breath of man. Whoever fetters thought attacks man himself. To speak, to write, to publish, are things, so far as the right is concerned, absolutely identical. They are the ever-enlarging circles of intelligence in action; they are the sonorous waves of
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.
To die for lack of love is horrible. The asphyxia of the soul.