Religions do a useful thing: they narrow God to the limits of man. Philosophy replies by doing a necessary thing: it elevates man to the plane of God.
More Quotes from Victor Hugo:The ox suffers, the cart complains.
It is most pleasant to commit a just action which is disagreeable to someone whom one does not like.
Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left.
If we must suffer, let us suffer nobly.
Life, misfortunes, isolation, abandonment, poverty, are battlefields which have their heroes obscure heroes, sometimes greater than the illustrious heroes
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Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described - and will be, after our deaths - by each of the family members who believe they know us.
The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.
Honore de Balzac
We could not, for example, arrive at a principle like that of entropy without introducing some additional principle, such as randomness, to this topography.