Forget not, never forget that you have promised me to use this silver to become an honest man.... Jean Valjean, my brother: you belong no longer to evil, but to good. It is your soul that I am buying for you. I withdraw it from dark thoughts and from the spirit of perdition, and I give it to God!
More Quotes from Victor Hugo:Do not ask the name of the person who seeks a bed for the night. He who is reluctant to give his name is the one who most needs shelter.
Genuflection before the idol or the dollar destroys the muscles which walk and the will that moves.
The man who does not know other languages, unless he is a man of genius, necessarily has deficiencies in his ideas.
There is a sacred horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling.
There are people who observe the rules of honor as we observe the stars from a distance
The realities of life do not allow themselves to be forgotten.
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