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Quotes from Les Misérables (V5) by Victor Hugo
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1  Then the gloomy love of life awoke once more in some of them.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXII—FOOT TO FOOT
2  Their life lies in surrendering their personality in contemplation.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—HOW FROM A BROTHER ONE BECOMES A FATHER
3  These were the only two kisses which he had bestowed in the course of his life.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXII—FOOT TO FOOT
4  The life of the moment has its rights, we admit, but permanent life has its rights also.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE ...
5  This produced upon him the effect of the first step in a staircase leading back to life.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—THE FONTIS
6  Cosette pronounced these gardens hideous: for the first time in her life, she found flowers ugly.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—DAWN
7  The general life of the human race is called Progress, the collective stride of the human race is called Progress.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE ...
8  Now, it sometimes happens, that the momentary life of individuals offers resistance to the eternal life of the human race.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE ...
9  When the five men sent back to life had taken their departure, Enjolras thought of the man who had been condemned to death.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI—MARIUS HAGGARD, JAVERT LACONIC
10  But a humid warmth near his ear, which the mouth of the wounded man touched, indicated respiration, and consequently, life.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I—THE SEWER AND ITS SURPRISES
11  He who was there aspired to happiness; life smelled good; all nature exhaled candor, help, assistance, paternity, caress, dawn.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—HOW FROM A BROTHER ONE BECOMES A FATHER
12  The feelings to which one is subject in these places we have pointed out in the case of Marius, and we shall see the consequences; they are both more and less than life.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVIII—THE VULTURE BECOME PREY
13  His strength, which was prodigious, as the reader knows, and which had been but little decreased by age, thanks to his chaste and sober life, began to give way, nevertheless.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—HE ALSO BEARS HIS CROSS
14  An abrupt fall into a cavern; a disappearance into the secret trap-door of Paris; to quit that street where death was on every side, for that sort of sepulchre where there was life, was a strange instant.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I—THE SEWER AND ITS SURPRISES
15  The exasperations of this crowd which suffers and bleeds, its violences contrary to all sense, directed against the principles which are its life, its masterful deeds against the right, are its popular coups d'etat and should be repressed.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—THE CHARYBDIS OF THE FAUBOURG SAINT ANTOINE AND ...
16  Before the troops of the line had reached the interior of the redoubt, there was time for a door to open and shut, the space of a flash of lightning was sufficient for that, and the door of that house, suddenly opened a crack and closed again instantly, was life for these despairing men.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXII—FOOT TO FOOT
17  Let us admit without bitterness, that the individual has his distinct interests, and can, without forfeiture, stipulate for his interest, and defend it; the present has its pardonable dose of egotism; momentary life has its rights, and is not bound to sacrifice itself constantly to the future.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE ...
18  But, in order to be superb, it is not necessary to wear, like Yvon, the ducal morion, to have in the fist, like Esplandian, a living flame, or, like Phyles, father of Polydamas, to have brought back from Ephyra a good suit of mail, a present from the king of men, Euphetes; it suffices to give one's life for a conviction or a loyalty.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXI—THE HEROES
19  However that may be, even when fallen, above all when fallen, these men, who at every point of the universe, with their eyes fixed on France, are striving for the grand work with the inflexible logic of the ideal, are august; they give their life a free offering to progress; they accomplish the will of providence; they perform a religious act.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE ...
20  The book which the reader has under his eye at this moment is, from one end to the other, as a whole and in detail, whatever may be its intermittences, exceptions and faults, the march from evil to good, from the unjust to the just, from night to day, from appetite to conscience, from rottenness to life, from hell to heaven, from nothingness to God.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE ...