We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution.
Quote by Victor Hugo
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There are people who observe the rules of honor as we observe the stars: from...
Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.
If it were (Is it not) outrageous that society should treat with such rigid precision...
Without vanity, without coquetry, without curiosity, in a word, without the fall, woman would not...
Slaves would be tyrants were the chance theirs
Virtue has a veil, vice a mask.
May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong,...
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought...
Wisdom is a sacred communion.
Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her,...
Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left.
The beautiful has but one type, the ugly has a thousand.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Nature has made a pebble and a female. The lapidary makes the diamond, and the...
It is the end. But of what? The end of France? No. The end of...
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
The drama is complete poetry. The ode and the epic contain it only in germ;...
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.