There is nothing like a dream to create the future. Utopia to-day, flesh and blood tomorrow.
The beautiful is as useful as the useful. ... perhaps more so.
The visit took place. It was a formidable campaign; a nocturnal battle against pestilence and suffocation.
Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars.
In the moment when the eyes of the two men met, Javert, without having moved or made the least gesture, became hideous. No human emotion can wear an aspect so terrible as that of jubilation. He had the face of a fiend who has found the victim he thought he had lost.
To die for lack of love is horrible. The asphyxia of the soul.