The guilty one is not the person who has committed the sin, but the person who has created the shadow.

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

Profession: Author
Nationality: French

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We must be brief.

Yes, the brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over, this is recognized: that the human race has been harshly treated, but that it has advanced.

Red, for the blood of angry men, black, for the night that will finally end.

The man who does not know other languages, unless he is a man of genius, necessarily has deficiencies in his ideas.

It is chiefly at the moment when there is the greatest need for attaching them to the painful realities of life, that the threads of thought snap within the brain.

He feels himself buried in those two infinities, the ocean and the sky, at one and the same time: the one is a tomb; the other is a shroud.

The soul does not give up to despair until it has exhausted all illusions.

I waited for the moment when he would resume his task of blood. The position was a strange one: he had already tried to kill me and failed, to prove that he was white; and now he was going to murder me to show that he was black.

History neglects nearly all these particulars, and cannot do otherwise; the infinity would overwhelm it. Nevertheless, these details, which are wrongly called trivial,—there are no trivial facts in humanity, nor little leaves in vegetation,—are useful.

As we see, he had a strange and peculiar way of judging things. I suspect that he acquired it from the Gospel.

Blacheville smiles with the self-satisfied smugness of a man whose vanity is tickled.

Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.

Desiring always to be in mourning, he clothed himself with night.

We live in a sad society. Succeed--that is the advice which falls drop by drop from the overhanging corruption. In passing, we might say that success is a hideous thing. Its false similarity to merit deceives men.