Happy Birthday, Victor Hugo!

Reblogged from A Great Book Study:



February 26, 1802 to May 22, 1885



To die is nothing; but it is terrible not to live.




Work, which makes a man free, and thoughtwhich makes him worthy of freedom. Work is the law of lifeand to reject it as boredom is to submit to it as torment.



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. God is awake.


 If a writer wrote merely for his time, I would have to break my pen and throw it away.


 Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.


What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!


All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come. 

Be yourself

Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.

Individual worth

There are no weeds, and no worthless men. There are only bad farmers. (From Les Misérables)


Quotes taken from The Quotations Page and The Science Christian Monitor