The convent, which belongs to the West as it does to the East, to antiquity as it does to the present time, to Buddhism and Muhammadanism as it does to Christianity, is one of the optical devices whereby man gains a glimpse of infinity.
More Quotes from Victor Hugo:True thinkers are characterized by a blending of clearness and mystery.
What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.
One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation.
The brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over we realize this: that the human race has been roughly handled, but that it has advanced.
It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.
Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.
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