You would have imagined her at one moment a maniac, at another a queen.
("The Hunchback of Notre Dame")
More Quotes from Victor Hugo:To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.
Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.
Not seeing people permits us to imagine them with every perfection.
Well, listen a moment, Monsieur Mayor; I have often been severe in my life towards others. It was just. I did right. Now if I were not severe towards myself, all I have justly done would become injustice. Should I spare myself more than others? No. What! if I should be prompt only to punish others and not myself, I should be a wretched indeed! - Javert to M. Madeleine
If it were (Is it not) outrageous that society should treat with such rigid precision those of its members who were most poorly endowed in the distribution or wealth that chance had made, and who were, therefore, most worthy of indulgence.
To love is to act.
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