The delight we inspire in others has this enchanting peculiarity that, far from being diminished like every other reflection, it returns to us more radiant than ever.
More Quotes from Victor Hugo:It is the essence of truth that it is never excessive. Why should it exaggerate There is that which should be destroyed and that which should be simply illuminated and studied. How great is the force of benevolent and searching examination We must not resort to the flame where only light is required.
The barber in his shop, warmed by a good stove, was shaving a customer and casting from time to time a look towards this enemy, this frozen and brazen gamin, who had both hands in his pockets, but his wits evidently out of their sheath.
Men become accustomed to poison by degrees.
Mankind is not a circle with a single center but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other.
Caution is the eldest child of wisdom.
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
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