Adorable ambuscades of providence!
More Quotes from Victor Hugo:There is neither a foreign war nor a civil war; there is only just and unjust war.
I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one.
To rescue from oblivion even a fragment of a language which men have used and which is in danger of being lost --that is to say, one of the elements, whether good or bad, which have shaped and complicated civilization --is to extend the scope of social observation and to serve civilization.
The reader will pardon us another little digression; foreign to the object of this book but characteristic and useful . . . .
A one-eyed man is much more incomplete than a blind man, for he knows what it is that's lacking.
No one can keep a secret better than a child.
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I cite in my book countless examples of the foundational documents of the colonial period in America and the writings of the leaders, that this was intended to be a Christian nation.
Newton, of course, was the inventor of differential calculus so his place in the tale is quite special.