There is nothing like a dream to create the future.

-Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo

Diamonds are found only in the dark bowels of the earth; truths are found only in the depths of thought. It seemed to him that after descending into those depths after long groping in the blackest of this darkness, he had at last found one of these diamonds, one of these truths, and that he held it in his hand; and it blinded him to look at it. (pg. 231)

Victor Hugo
Superstition, bigotry and prejudice, ghosts though they are, cling tenaciously to life; they are shades armed with tooth and claw. They must be grappled with unceasingly, for it is a fateful part of human destiny that it is condemned to wage perpetual war against ghosts. A shade is not easily taken by the throat and destroyed.
Victor Hugo

Dirt has been shrewdly termed "misplaced material.

Victor Hugo
What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!
Victor Hugo

It is a terrible thing to be happy! How pleased we are with it! How all-sufficient we think it! How, being in possession of the false aim of life, happiness, we forget the true aim, duty!

Victor Hugo
For dogs we kings should have lions, and for cats, tigers. The great benefits a crown.
Victor Hugo

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
We shall look on crime as a disease, and its physicians shall displace the judges, its hospitals displace the Galleys. Liberty and health shall be alike. We shall pour balm and oil where we formerly applied iron and fire; evil will be treated in charity, instead of in anger. This change will be simple and sublime.
Victor Hugo

I refuse the oration of all churches. I ask a prayer of all souls. I believe in God.

Victor Hugo
There are many lovely women, but no perfect ones.