Victor Hugo quote about bitterness from Les Misérables - As is the case with all good-hearted people, misfortune had eradicated his bitterness.
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As is the case with all good-hearted people, misfortune had eradicated his bitterness.
 Victor Hugo, Les Misérables (1862). copy citation

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Author Victor Hugo
Source Les Misérables
Topic bitterness misfortune
Date 1862
Language English
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Note Translation by Isabel F. Hapgood in 1887
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/135/135-h/135-h.htm

Context

“The old bourgeois replied with a sigh, that he was a sad case, and giving a fillip to his cuff, if he wished to appear gay: «Monsieur le Baron de Pontmercy is practising pettifogging in some corner or other.»
While the old man regretted, Marius applauded himself. As is the case with all good-hearted people, misfortune had eradicated his bitterness. He only thought of M. Gillenormand in an amiable light, but he had set his mind on not receiving anything more from the man who had been unkind to his father. This was the mitigated translation of his first indignation.” source
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