Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime.
More Quotes from Victor Hugo:Loving is half of believing.
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!
Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization.
If we must suffer, let us suffer nobly.
Liberation is not deliverance.
Despots play their part in the works of thinkers. Fettered words are terrible words. The writer doubles and trebles the power of his writing when a ruler imposes silence on the people. Something emerges from that enforced silence, a mysterious fullness which filters through and becomes steely in the thought. Repression in history leads to conciseness in the historian, and the rocklike hardness of much celebrated prose is due to the tempering of the tyrant.
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The events of the day's march are now becoming so dreary and dispiriting that one longs to forget them when we camp; it is an effort even to record them in a diary.
Robert Falcon Scott
I wanted things that I couldn't at times articulate.
I wanted to do that again but, when I went to look for chants, I didn't want to do it in the exact same way.