The greatest products of architecture are less the works of individuals than of society; rather the offspring of a nation's effort, than the inspired flash of a man of genius...
("The Hunchback of Notre Dame")
More Quotes from Victor Hugo:There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.
One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas.
There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their numbers than the greatness of a man is by his height.
What a transfiguration it is to love! And the little shrieks, the pursuits in the grass, the waists encircled by stealth, the jargon that is melody, the adoration that breaks through in the way a syllable is said, those cherries snatched form one pair of lips by another - It all catches fire and turns into celestial glories.
There are people who observe the rules of honor as we observe the stars from a distance
God created the flirt as soon as he made the fool.
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