It is often necessary to know how to obey a woman in order sometimes to have the right to command her.
More Quotes from Victor Hugo:He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life.
Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.
One believes others will do what he will do to himself.
Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal.
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.
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