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All the forces in the world are not so powerful as
by Victor Hugo

All the forces in the world are not so powerful as
an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo

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The supreme happiness of life
is the conviction of being loved for yourself,
or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
- Victor Hugo

An invasion of armies can be resisted,
but not an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo

To love beauty is to see light.
- Victor Hugo

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Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
- Victor Hugo

Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter.
- Victor Hugo

My coat and I live comfortably together.
It has assumed all my wrinkles, does not hurt me anywhere,
has moulded itself on my deformities,
and is complacent to all my movements,
and I only feel its presence because it keeps me warm.
Old coats and old friends are the same thing.
- Victor Hugo

 

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
- Victor Hugo

A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
- Victor Hugo

Music expresses that which can not be said
and on which it is impossible to be silent.
- Victor Hugo

A faith is a necessity to a man.
Woe to him who believes in nothing.
- Victor Hugo

As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.
- Victor Hugo

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.
- Victor Hugo

A war between Europeans is a civil war.
- Victor Hugo

As a means of contrast with the sublime,
the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer.
- Victor Hugo

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.
- Victor Hugo

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
- Victor Hugo

Almost all our desires, when examined,
contain something too shameful to reveal.
- Victor Hugo

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.
- Victor Hugo

Because one doesn't like the way things are is no reason
to be unjust towards God.
- Victor Hugo

A great artist is a great man in a great child.
- Victor Hugo

Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it.
It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
- Victor Hugo

Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight,
feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings,
knowing that she hath wings.
- Victor Hugo

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought.
There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
- Victor Hugo

An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
- Victor Hugo

A library implies an act of faith.
- Victor Hugo

Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces
that incessantly draw great events.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't fight forces, use them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Who forces time is pushed back by time;
who yields to time finds time on his side.
- The Talmud

There is no evil and there are
no evil forces in the world.
There are only people of awareness,
and there are people who are fast asleep -
and sleep has no force.
The whole energy is in the hands of the awakened people.
And one awakened person can awaken the whole world.
One lighted candle can make millions of candles lighted
without losing it's light.
- Osho

There is nobody in this country who got rich on their own. Nobody. You built a factory out there - good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory... Now look. You built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea - God bless! Keep a hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along."
- Elizabeth Warren

The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and
peace are deep-seated and powerful.
They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
- Arthur Henderson

There are always two forces warring against each other within us.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

When I investigate and when I discover that the forces
of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves,
then truly I seem to be living among the gods.
- Leon Battista Alberti

Everything that slows us down and forces patience,
everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature,
is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
- May Sarton

The road to freedom lies not through
mysteries or occult performances,
but through the intelligent use
of natural forces and laws.
- Ernest Holmes

The man who can make others laugh secures more votes
for a measure than the man who forces them to think.
- Malcolm De Chazal

In Yugoslavia, I'd asked for additional forces too.
I even went to meet the French prime minister,
and I proposed additional forces...
Nobody wanted to send troops.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Man cannot influence in this respect the atomic forces of Nature.
- Frederick Soddy

Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid.
- Dorthea Brande

Blessed is the man who has some congenial work,
some occupation in which he can put his heart,
and which affords a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him.
- John Burroughs

The NATO forces will, to the extent that they have capacity,
assist the war crimes tribunal.
- Warren Christopher

I extend my deepest gratitude to our Armed Forces and
first responders serving both at home and abroad in
the war against terrorism.
- John Doolittle

In the fight against terrorism, national agencies keep
full control over their police forces,
security and intelligence agencies and judicial authorities.
- Gijs de Vries

Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution.
It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it.
- Niels Bohr

We pledge to fight the dark forces high in the counsels
of the Republican Party which have made political capital
out of the techniques of character assassination by innuendo.
- Emanuel Celler

No one could understand the bond between me and my brother.
I struggled to understand the forces that drove his
soul in one direction and mine in another.
- Barry White

If our air forces are never used, they have achieved their finest goal.
- Nathan F. Twining

You know too well the forces which compose their army
to dread their superior numbers.
- James Wolfe

Extol Jewish virtue, modern Zionism and the Israeli Defense Forces.
- Geraldo Rivera

I claim Dickens as a mentor.
He's my teacher.
He's one of my driving forces.
- Anne Rice

I am concerned for the security of our great Nation;
not so much because of any threat from without,
but because of the insidious forces working from within.
- Douglas MacArthur

As to the advantages of temperance in the training
of the armed forces and of its benefits to the members
of the forces themselves,
there can be no doubt in the world.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Sports is like rock 'n' roll.
Both are dominant cultural forces, both speak an international language,
and both are all about emotions.
- Phil Knight

No government is here forever.
And there are other forces - the most potent force in our society,
in fact, big business - doing good for the environment.
- Jared Diamond

The stage of the development of the productive forces
determines the political and ideological superstructure
of society which are crystallized into a system of social organization.
- Earl Browder

Publicity is a great purifier because it sets in action
the forces of public opinion,
and in this country public opinion controls the courses of the nation.
- Charles Evans Hughes

I like to try all kinds of styles so it always challenges
me and forces me to try to look different.
- Nancy Kerrigan

North Carolina, particularly the 8th District,
has long played a key role in our Nation's military forces.
- Robin Hayes

May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.
- George Carlin

Success, in a generally accepted sense of the term,
means the opportunity to experience and to realize
to the maximum the forces that are within us.
- David Sarnoff

As we are all aware, Special Operations Forces,
SOF, are playing an increasingly essential role as
we continue to fight and,
more importantly, win the war on terror.
- Robin Hayes

The line between good and evil is permeable and almost
anyone can be induced to cross it when pressured by situational forces.
- Philip Zimbardo

The plan was criticized by some retired military officers embedded in TV studios.
But with every advance by our coalition forces,
the wisdom of that plan becomes more apparent.
- Dick Cheney

Market forces impose certain rules before a film can actually get made.
- Alan Rickman

The largest single contributor to Iraq's security is
that effort of Iraqi people who continue to step forward
to join the various Iraqi security forces.
- Craig L. Thomas

Our men and women in our armed forces are the real heroes in this conflict.
- Wayne Allard

Often, what you see in the media is driven by economic forces.
- Iris Chang

The social system grows rigid but the productive forces continue to expand,
and conflict ensues between the forces of production
and the social conditions of production.
- Earl Browder


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