"A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them."
"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."Victor Hugo on Abraham Lincoln
"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."Victor Hugo on Abraham Lincoln
"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."Victor Hugo on Theodore Hesburgh
"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children."Victor Hugo on William Makepeace Thackeray
"God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers."Victor Hugo on Rudyard Kipling
"Forty is the old age of youth fifty the youth of old age."
"When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age."
"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."
"Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble in a statue the marble must be like flesh."
"I am a soul. I know well that what I shall render up to the grave is not myself. That which is myself will go elsewhere. Earth, thou art not my abyss!"