Victor Hugo quote about love from Les Misérables - Do what you will, you cannot annihilate that eternal relic in the heart of man, love.
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Do what you will, you cannot annihilate that eternal relic in the heart of man, love.
 Victor Hugo, Les Misérables (1862). copy citation

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

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“It is from the dungeon of the Grand-Châtelet of Paris that comes the melancholy refrain of the Montgomery galley: «Timaloumisaine, timaloumison.» The majority of these songs are melancholy; some are gay; one is tender:—
Icicaille est la theatre Here is the theatre Du petit dardant. Of the little archer (Cupid).
Do what you will, you cannot annihilate that eternal relic in the heart of man, love.
In this world of dismal deeds, people keep their secrets. The secret is the thing above all others. The secret, in the eyes of these wretches, is unity which serves as a base of union. To betray a secret is to tear from each member of this fierce community something of his own personality.” source
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