A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
More Quotes from Victor Hugo:The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist; it is by the ideal that we live.
The book which the reader now holds in his hands, from one end to the other, as a whole and in its details, whatever gaps, exceptions, or weaknesses it may contain, treats of the advance from evil to good, from injustice to justice, from falsity to truth, from darkness to daylight, from blind appetite to conscience, from decay to life, from bestiality to duty, from Hell to Heaven, from limbo to God. Matter itself is the starting-point, and the point of arrival is the soul. Hydra at the beginning, an angel at the end.
Do not ask the name of the person who seeks a bed for the night. He who is reluctant to give his name is the one who most needs shelter.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
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.
I am a soul. I know well that what I shall render up to the grave is not myself. That which is myself will go elsewhere. Earth, thou art not my abyss!
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Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.