more fine quotations

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that one is loved; loved for oneself, or better yet, loved despite oneself.

Nothing is so stifling as symmetry. Symmetry is boredom, the quintessence of mourning. Despair yawns. There is something more terrible than a hell of suffering, a hell of boredom.

Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?

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

One sees qualities at a distance and defects at close range.

It is most pleasant to commit a just action which is disagreeable to someone whom one does not like.
All from Victor Hugo, 1802 – 1885

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