If it is the grandeur of the revolution to gaze steadily upon the dazzling ideal, and to fly to it through the lightning, with blood and fire in its talons, it is the beauty of progress to be without a stain; and there is between them the difference which separates the angel with the wings of a swan, from the angle with the wings of an eagle.

Les Miserables
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