"One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Victor Hugo on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Victor Hugo on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Victor Hugo on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Victor Hugo on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Victor Hugo on Maya Angelou
"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!"