21+ quotes from The Last Day of a Condemned Man by Victor Hugo

Quotes from The Last Day of a Condemned Man

Victor Hugo ·  109 pages

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“The merciful precepts of Christ will at last suffuse the Code and it will glow with their radiance. Crime will be considered an illness with its own doctors to replace your judges and its hospitals to replace your prisons. Liberty shall be equated with health. Ointments and oil shall be applied to limbs that were once shackled and branded. Infirmities that once were scourged with anger shall now be bathed with love. The cross in place of the gallows: sublime and yet so simple.”
― Victor Hugo, quote from The Last Day of a Condemned Man


“The slightest contact with logic makes all false arguments disintegrate.”
― Victor Hugo, quote from The Last Day of a Condemned Man


“Not ill? No truly, I am young, healthful, and strong; the blood flows freely in my veins; my limbs obey my will; I am robust in mind and body, constituted for a long life. Yes, all this is true; and yet, nevertheless, I have an illness, a fatal illness,--an illness given by the hand of man!”
― Victor Hugo, quote from The Last Day of a Condemned Man


“انهم يقولون ان الجنون يطيل العمر”
― Victor Hugo, quote from The Last Day of a Condemned Man


“كنت قادراً على التفكير في كل ما يسرني ، لأني كنتُ حراً”
― Victor Hugo, quote from The Last Day of a Condemned Man


“So how do magistrates understand the word civilization? Where do we stand with it? Justice reduced to subterfuge and trickery! The law to machinations! Appalling!”
― Victor Hugo, quote from The Last Day of a Condemned Man


“And that is how a self-seeking hotchpotch distorts and debases the very finest social schemes. It is the black vein in white marble; it gets everywhere, appears under your chisel at any moment without warning. Your statue has to be redone.”
― Victor Hugo, quote from The Last Day of a Condemned Man


“Puesto que no hay remedio, tengamos valor con la muerte. Abracemos esta horrible idea con pecho firme; considerémosla cara a cara. Pidámosle cuenta de lo que es; sepamos qué quiere de nosotros; volvámosla en todos sentidos; descifremos el enigma y miremos de antemano en el sepulcro.”
― Victor Hugo, quote from The Last Day of a Condemned Man


“Yok ettikleri insanın bir zekası, hayata güvenen bir aklı, ölüme hazır olmayan bir ruhu olduğunu hiç düşünmemişler midir?”
― Victor Hugo, quote from The Last Day of a Condemned Man


“Sahte siyasi gerçekler ne kadar iğrenç! Bir düşünce, bir hayal, bir kavramdan dolayı giyotin adı verilen o korkunç gerçeklik!”
― Victor Hugo, quote from The Last Day of a Condemned Man


“Oh ! qu'on m'aille donc, au lieu de cela, chercher quelque jeune vicaire, quelque vieux curé, au hasard, dans la première paroisse venue, qu'on le prenne au coin de son feu, lisant son livre et ne s'attendant à rien, et qu'on lui dise :
– Il y a un homme qui va mourir, et il faut que ce soit vous qui le consoliez. Il faut que vous soyez là quand on lui liera les mains, là quand on lui coupera les cheveux; que vous montiez dans sa charrette avec votre crucifix pour lui cacher le bourreau; que vous soyez cahoté avec lui par le pavé jusqu'à la Grève : que vous traversiez avec lui l'horrible foule buveuse de sang; que vous l'embrassiez au pied de l'échafaud, et que vous restiez jusqu'à ce que la tête soit ici et le corps là.
Alors, qu'on me l'amène, tout palpitant, tout frissonnant de la tête aux pieds; qu'on me jette entre ses bras, à ses genoux; et il pleurera, et nous pleurerons, et il sera éloquent, et je serais consolé, et mon cœur se dégonflera dans le sien, et il prendra mon âme, et je prendrais son Dieu.”
― Victor Hugo, quote from The Last Day of a Condemned Man


“Maintenant je suis captif. Mon corps est aux fers dans un cachot, mon esprit est en prison dans une idee. Une horrible, une sanglante, une implacable idee! Je n'ai plus qu'une pense, qu'une conviction, qu'une certitude: condamne a mort!”
― Victor Hugo, quote from The Last Day of a Condemned Man


“إن الموت يجعلني إنساناً شريراً !!”
― Victor Hugo, quote from The Last Day of a Condemned Man


“Ah ! Acaba güneş batmadan öleceğim doğru mu? Gerçekten mi? Bu ben miyim? Dışarıdan kulağıma gelen bu çığlıklar, rıhtımda koşuşan şu sevinçli insan kalabalığı, kışlalarında hazırlanan şu jandarmalar, şu siyah giysili rahip, şu kırmızı elbise giymiş adam, bütün bunların hepsi benim için hazırlanıyor! Ölecek olan benim için ! Şu anda burada duran, yaşayan, hareket eden, nefes alıp veren, bütün masalara benzeyen bu masanın önünde oturan ve şu anda başka bir yerde olabilecek ben; dokunan ben, hisseden ben, buruşuk giysili ben!”
― Victor Hugo, quote from The Last Day of a Condemned Man


“Çünkü toplumsal kriz esnasında bütün giyotin sehpalarının en iğrenci, en lanetlisi, en uğursuzu olan ve kökünden kazınması en çok gerekenin siyasi giyotin sehpası olduğunu söylemek zorundayız. Kaldırımlarda kök salan bu türden bir giyotin sehpası kısa sürede toprağın her yanından sürgünler halinde fışkırır. Devrim dönemlerinde düşen ilk başa dikkat edin. Halkın iştahını açar.

Sayfa: 11”
― Victor Hugo, quote from The Last Day of a Condemned Man


“ای آقایانی که در قلب مجلس نشسته اید، ای ذوات محترمی که در طرفین آن جا گرفته اید، بدانید و آگاه باشد که اکثریت قریب به اتفاق ملت رنج می کشد. شما هر نامی که به حکومت بدهید، اعم از جمهوری یا مشروطه یا حکومت مطلقه مختارید ولی بدانید که اصل این است که ملت رنج می کشد. و جز این هیچ موضوعی مطرح نیست”
― Victor Hugo, quote from The Last Day of a Condemned Man


“ماذا عراني فصرت بهذه الدرجة من التخاذل والإنهيار؟ إن باب القبر لا يُفتح من الداخل!!”
― Victor Hugo, quote from The Last Day of a Condemned Man


“Des marchands de sang humain criaient a tue-tête : "Qui veut des places ?". Une rage m'a pris contre ce peuple. J'ai eu envie de leur crier : "Qui veut la mienne ?”
― Victor Hugo, quote from The Last Day of a Condemned Man


“They say that it is, nothing, that one does not suffer, that it is an easy end; that death in this why is very much simplified.

Ah! then, what do they call they call this agony of six weeks, this summing up in one day? What then is the anguish of this irreparable day, which is passing so slowly and yet so fast? What is this ladder of tortures which terminates in the scaffold?”
― Victor Hugo, quote from The Last Day of a Condemned Man


“راقبت هذا المشهد الغريب بفضول نهم وقلق متلهف حتى أني نسيت بلواي تماماَ وهزمني شعور بالشفقة عميق نفذ إلى شغاف قلبي. لقد أبكتني ضحكاتهم”
― Victor Hugo, quote from The Last Day of a Condemned Man


“وحاولت نسيان الحاضر في الماضي، وبينما كنت أحلم، قفزت ذكريات طفولتي وصباي وشبابي الى ذهني إحداهما إثر الأخرى، رقيقة وادعة ضاحكة كجزر من الأزهار في خليج الآثام والشرور والأفكار المضطربة المائجة في رأسي”
― Victor Hugo, quote from The Last Day of a Condemned Man


About the author

Victor Hugo
Born place: in Besançon, Doubs, France
Born date February 26, 1802
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