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Book: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
- Author: Victor Hugo
- Publisher: Signet Classics
- Translator: Norman MacAfee
- Publication year: 1987-3-3
- Pages: 1463
- Binding: Paperback
About the Author: Victor Hugo
Excerpts from the original text: Les Misérables
- People rely on certainty for a living more than on bread.
- We condemn churches that are full of conspiracies and despise the religious rights of the government, but we respect the kind of people who think about problems everywhere.
- We salute the kneeling man.
- Faith is necessary for people. Those who believe nothing will not be happy.
- People do not become idlers because of their concentration and meditation.
- There are visible labor and invisible labor.
- Mindfulness, this is labor, though, this is action.
- Crossed arms can work, and closed palms can make a difference. Gazing at the sky is also a performance.
- A meditator is not an idler, and a person who goes against the world is not a slacker.
- It's a serious matter to wander in the quiet land.
- Remembering the tomb is appropriate for the world.
- Life does not forget to die, that is the law of the sage and the law of the ascetic monk.
- In this regard, the monks and philosophers agree.
- Material prosperity, we need, the sublime consciousness, we persist.
Book Summary: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
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Reading Notes: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
If anything is horrible, if there is a reality that surpasses our worst dreams, it is this: to live, to see the sun, to be in full possession of manly vigor, to have health and joy, to laugh heartily, to rush toward a glory that lures you on, to feel lungs that breathe, a heart that beats, a mind that thinks, to speak, to hope, to love; to have mother, wife, children, to have sunlight, and suddenly, in less time than it takes to cry out, to plunge into an abyss, to fall, to roll, to crush, to be crushed, to see the heads of grain, the flowers, the leaves, the branches, unable to catch hold of anything, to feel your sword useless, men under you, horses over you, to struggle in vain, your bones were broken by some kick in the darkness, to feel a heel gouging your eyes out of their sockets, raging atthe horseshoe between your teeth, to stifle, to howl, to twist, to be under all this and to say, “Just then I was a living man!”---Quoted on page 353
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