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Biography : French writer, poet and dramatist.
Born: 1802 - Died: 1885
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: France
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Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.
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Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.

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

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Hide your life and spread your spirit.
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Truth is like the sun. It casts light on everything but does not let itself stared at.
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How sad to think that nature speaks and mankind doesn't listen.
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Music is noise that thinks.
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To love beauty is to see light.
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To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.
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It is through fraternity that liberty is saved.
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Philosophy is the microscope of thought.
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To love is to act.
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Architecture is the great book of humanity, the principal expression of man in his different stages of development, either as a force or as an intelligence.
Victor Hugo - The Hunchback of Notre-DameTranslations available
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Architecture is the great book of humanity, the principal expression of man in his different stages of development, either as a force or as an intelligence.

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An idea is a meteor.
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Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.
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The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
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What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.
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We are both of us neighbors of the sky, Madame,
Since you are beautiful and I am old.

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Thus, down to the time of Gutenberg, architecture is the principal writing, the universal writing.
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He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
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I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes, - and the stars through his soul.
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Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
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Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

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Let's not be English, French or German any more. Let's be European. No, not European, let's be men. Let's be humanity. All we have to do is get rid of one last piece of egocentricity - patriotism.
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You want peace: create love.
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One can no more prevent the mind from returning to an idea than the sea from returning to a shore. In the case of the sailor, this is called a tide; in the case of the guilty, it is called remorse.
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When we are not intelligible, we are not intelligent.
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Freedom begins where it ends ignorance.
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I'm religiously opposed to religion.
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A great artist is a great man in a great child.
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Indigestion is charged by God with enforcing morality on the stomach.
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Smallness in a great man seems smaller by its disproportion with all the rest.
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