Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or slander.
More Quotes from Victor Hugo:It is the essence of truth that it is never excessive. Why should it exaggerate There is that which should be destroyed and that which should be simply illuminated and studied. How great is the force of benevolent and searching examination We must not resort to the flame where only light is required.
People do not lack strength; they lack will.
As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.
It seemed to be a necessary ritual that he should prepare himself for sleep by meditating under the solemnity of the night sky... a mysterious transaction between the infinity of the soul and the infinity of the universe.
Poverty and wealth are comparative sins.
Style is the substance of the subject called unceasingly to the surface.
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