Quote by Victor Hugo
Ever since history has been written, ever since philosophy has meditated, misery has been the garment of the human race.
This quote suggests that throughout history, and in philosophical contemplation, humans have consistently experienced suffering and hardship. It implies that misery is inherent in the human condition and has been woven into the fabric of our existence since time immemorial.
The organization controlling the material equipment of our everyday life is such that what in itself would enable us to construct it richly plunges us instead into a poverty of abundance, making alienation all the more intolerable as each convenience promises liberation and turns out to be only one more burden. We are condemned to slavery to the means of liberation.