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.
Quote by Victor Hugo
There is nothing like a dream to create the future.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible...
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and...
Idleness is the heaviest of all oppressions.
The last resort of kings, the cannonball. The last resort of the people, the paving...
Evil. Mistrust those who rejoice at it even more than those who do it.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights...
My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic.
All I know is that you love me...in my dreams.
The wise man does not grow old, but ripens.
It is the end. But of what? The end of France? No. The end of...
Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure...
Virtue has a veil, vice a mask.
Style is the substance of the subject called unceasingly to the surface.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey
I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His...
Sublime upon sublime scarcely presents a contrast, and we need a little rest from everything,...
A library implies an act of faith.