And, moreover, when it happens that both are sincere and good, nothing will mix and amalgamate more easily than an old priest and an old soldier. In reality, they are the same kind of man. One has devoted himself to country upon earth, the other to his country in heaven; there is no other difference.
More Quotes from Victor Hugo:In all Thénardier's outpourings, the words and gestures, the fury blazing in his eyes, this explosion of an evil nature brazenly exposed, the mixture of bravado and abjectness, arrogance, pettiness, rage, absurdity; the hodgepodge of genuine distress, and lying sentiment, the shamelessness of a vicious man rejoicing in viciousness, the bare crudity of an ugly soul -- in this eruption of all suffering and hatred there was something which was hideous as evil itself and still as poignant as truth.
Nothing makes a man so adventurous as an empty pocket.
Marius was of the temperament that sinks into grief and remains there; Cosette was of the sort that plunges in and comes out again.
The flesh is the surface of the unknown.
Taste is the common sense of genius.
There is neither a foreign war nor a civil war; there is only just and unjust war.
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