These quotes by Victor Hugo, the author of "Les Misérables" reveal his world view. You will see many similarities between the quotes and the work:
-What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!
-The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God.
-Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
-A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
-Those who do not weep, do not see.
-It is on December nights, with the thermometer at zero, that we most think of the sun.
-The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
-Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
-To love another person is to see the face of God.
-Laughter is sunshine, it chases winter from the human face.
-Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.