What is called honors and dignities, and even honor and dignity, is generally fool's gold.

-Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo

Mothers arms are made of tenderness, And sweet sleep blesses the child who lies therein.

Victor Hugo
She worked in order to live, and presently fell in love, also in order to live, for the heart, too, has its hunger.
Victor Hugo

The poor man shuddered, overflowed with an angelic joy; he declared in his transport that this would last through life; he said to himself that he really had not suffered enough to deserve such radiant happiness, and he thanked God, in the depths of his soul, for having permitted that he, a miserable man, should be so loved by this innocent being.

Victor Hugo
Nothing is more dangerous than to stop working. It is a habit that can soon be lost, one that is easily neglected and hard to resume. A measure of day-dreaming is a good thing, like a drug prudently used ... But too much submerges and drowns. Woe to the intellectual worker who allows himself to lapse wholly from positive thinking into day-dreaming. He thinks he can easily change back, and tells himself that it is all one. He is wrong! To substitute day-dreaming for thought is to confuse poison with a source of nourishment.
Victor Hugo

...But listen, there will be more joy in heaven over the tears of a repentant sinner than over the white robes of a hundred just men.

Victor Hugo
A queen, devoid of beauty is not queen;She needs the royalty of beauty's mien.
Victor Hugo

This child whom we Love, Brings daylight Into our soul.

Victor Hugo
Genius is rare because the means of becoming one have not been available
Victor Hugo

Heaven, on occasion, half opens its arms to us; and that is the great moment.

Victor Hugo
A thousand men enslaved fear one beast free.