Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (French: Notre-Dame de Paris), 1831.
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The ideal and the beautiful are identical, the ideal corresponds to the idea and beauty to form, hence idea and substance are cognate.
The last resort of kings the cannonball. The last resort of the people the paving stone.
The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist, it is by the ideal that we live.
Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.