Woe, alas, to those who have loved only bodies, forms, appearances! Death will rob them of everything. Try to love souls, you will find them again.
More Quotes from Victor Hugo:To be perfectly happy it does not suffice to possess happiness, it is necessary to have deserved it.
Life is a theatre set in which there are but few practicable entrances.
So your desire is to do nothing? Well, you shall not have a week, a day, an hour, free from oppression. You shall not be able to lift anything without agony. Every passing minute will make your muscles crack. What is feather to others will be a rock to you. The simplest things will become difficult. Life will become monstrous about you. To come, to go, to breathe, will be so many terrible tasks for you. Your lungs will feel like a hundred-pound weight.
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.
Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.
There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.
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