M. Bienvenu

“He was indulgent towards women, and towards the poor, upon whom the weight of society falls most heavily; and said: ‘The faults of women, children, and servants, of the feeble, the indigent, and the ignorant, are the faults of their husbands, fathers, and masters, of the strong, the rich, and the wise.’ At other times he said, ‘Teach the ignorant as much as you can; society is culpable in not providing instruction for all, and it must answer for the night which it produces. If the soul is left in darkeness, sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but he who causes the darkness.’

As we see, he had a strange and peculiar way of judging things. I suspect that he acquired it from the Gospel.”

Les Miserables, Victor Hugo

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