Victor Hugo about happiness (“Les Misérables”, 1862) - It is a terrible thing to be happy! How content one is! How all-sufficient one finds it! How, being in possession of the false object of life, happiness, one forgets the true object, duty!
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It is a terrible thing to be happy! How content one is! How all-sufficient one finds it! How, being in possession of the false object of life, happiness, one forgets the true object, duty!
 Victor HugoLes Misérables (1862). copy citation

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Translation by Isabel F. Hapgood in 1887
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