Love is life, if it is not death.

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

Profession: Author
Nationality: French


Love is life, if it is not death. Victor Hugo

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It is sad to tell, but after having tried society, which had caused his misfortune, he tried Providence which created society, and condemned it also.

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He saw nothing of all this. People who are crushed do not look behind them. They know but too well the evil fate which follows them.

He thought her more beautiful than ever, with a beauty that was at once feminine and angelic, that wholeness of beauty that had moved Petrarch to song and brought Dante to his knees.

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