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Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

Conscience is God present in man.
Intellectual Autobiography

Habits are the nursery of errors.

If people did not love one another, I really don't see what use there would be in having any spring.
Les Miserables

Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.

Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.

How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said.

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.

A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.

There is nothing like a dream to create the future.

Inspiration and genius - one and the same.

I don't mind what Congress does, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses.

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.

Fourty is the old age of youth; 50 is the youth of old age.

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.

There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.

Loving is half of believing.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it.

The peculiarity of sunrise is to make us laugh at all our terrors of the night, and our laugh is always proportioned to the fear we have had.
Les Misérables

A criminal remains a criminal whether he uses a convict's suit or a monarch's crown.

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