Every man who has in his soul a secret feeling of revolt against any act of the State, of life, or of destiny, is on the verge of riot; and so soon as it appears, he begins to quiver, and to feel himself borne away by the whirlwind.
More Quotes from Victor Hugo:The wise man does not grow old, but ripens.
To be perfectly happy it does not suffice to possess happiness, it is necessary to have deserved it.
His universal compassion was due less to natural instinct, than to a profound conviction, a sum of thoughts that in the course of living had filtered through to his heart: for in the nature of man, as in rock, there may be channels hollowed by the dropping of water, and these can never be destroyed.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
To love or have loved is all-sufficing. We must not ask for more. No other pearl is to be found in the shadowfolds of life. To love is an accomplishment.
For there are many great deeds done in the small struggles of life.
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