Tobacco is the plant that converts thoughts into dreams.
Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.
My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic.
Virtue has a veil, vice a mask. Victor
Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left. Victor Hug
God whose gifts in gracious floodUnto all who seek are sent,Only asks you to be goodAnd is content.
We must never fear robbers or murderers. They are dangers from outside, small dangers. It is ourselves we have to fear. Prejudice is the real robber, vice the real murderer. Why should we be troubled by a threat to our person or our pocket? What we have to beware of is the threat to our souls'.
I'm religiously opposed to religion.
Because a fact seems strange to you, you conclude that it is not one. ... All science, however, commences by being strange. Science is successive. It goes from one wonder to another. It mounts by a ladder. The science of to-day would seem extravagant to the science of a former time. Ptolemy would be
It is man's consolation that the future is to be a sunrise instead of a sunset.
Vengeance comes from the individual and punishment from God.
So long as ignorance and poverty exist on earth, books of the nature of Les Miserables cannot fail to be of use.
She worked in order to live, and presently fell in love, also in order to live, for the heart, too, has its hunger.
God created the flirt as soon as he made the fool.
Since we shall love each other, I shall be great and you shall be rich.
Never laugh at those who suffer; suffer sometimes those who laugh.
If you are stone, be magnetic; if a plant, be sensitive; but if you are human be love.
If the infinite had no me, then me would be its limit. It would not be the infinite, therefore it would not be.
The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity; in a girl boldness. Victor
Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars.
It is the end. But of what? The end of France? No. The end of kings? Yes.
Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art.
A shadow is hard to seize by the throat and dash to the ground.
Be happy without picking flaws.
To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.
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
When two souls have finally found each other, there is established between them a union which begins on earth and continues forever in heaven.
A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
Virtue has a veil, vice a mask.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.