Victor Hugo Quotes

Star We may remark in passing that to be blind and beloved may, in this world where nothing is perfect, be among the most strangely exquisite forms of happiness. The supreme happiness in life is the assurance of being loved; of being loved for oneself, even in spite of oneself; and this assurance the blind man possesses. In his affliction, to be served is to be caressed. Does he lack anything? no. Possessing love he is not deprived of light. A love, moreover, that is wholly pure. There can be no blindness where there is this certainty.
Life is a flower of which love is the honey.
I had a dream my life would be different from this hell I am living, so different from what it seemed. Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.
Music expresses that which can not be said about that which it is impossible to be silent.
What is love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul.
People do not lack strength; they lack will.
As the purpose is emptied the heart is filled.
Genius is a promontory jutting out into the future.
It is not enough to conquer; one must know how to seduce.
Thought is the labor of intellect, reverie is its pleasure.
Nothing else in the world...not all the so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but the one who causes the darkness.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
Star Sorrow is a fruit. God does not allow it to grow on a branch that is too weak to bear it.
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
God was bored by him.

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