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French romantic Poet, Novelist and Dramatist, 1802-1885
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A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
A creditor is worse than a slave-owner; for the master owns only your person, but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
A library implies an act of faith
A little girl without a doll is almost as unfortunate and quite as impossible as a woman without children.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.
A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
A saint addicted to excessive self-abnegation is a dangerous associate; he may infect you with poverty, and a stiffening of those joints which are needed for advancement -- in a word, with more renunciation than you care for -- and so you flee the contagion.
A stand can be made against invasion by an army; no stand can be made against invasion by an idea.
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise
An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
Anger may be foolish and obsurd, and one may be irritated when in the wrong; but a man never feels outraged unless in some respect he is at bottom right.
Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.
As the purse is emptied the heart is filled.
Ask not the name of him who asks you for a bed. It is especially he whose name is a burden to him, who has need of an asylum (room).
Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.
Be it true or false, what is said about men often has as much influence upon their lives, and especially upon their destinies, as what they do
Be like the bird that, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.
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