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Victor Hugo Quotes

Author & Poet
Born On
1802-02-26
Died On
1885-05-22
Birth Place
France
Death Place
Paris, France
Birth Sign
pisces
Father
Joseph Léopold Sigisbert Hugo
Mother
Sophie Trébuchet
Spouse
Adèle Foucher
Nationality
French
Education
Lycée Louis-le-Grand

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Victor Hugo

A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.

Victor Hugo

A war between Europeans is a civil war.

Victor Hugo

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.

Victor Hugo

A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.

Victor Hugo

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.

Victor Hugo

Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.

Victor Hugo

A library implies an act of faith.

Victor Hugo

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.

Victor Hugo

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.

Victor Hugo

When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.

Victor Hugo

Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.

Victor Hugo

Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left

Victor Hugo

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.

Victor Hugo

As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.

Victor Hugo

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo

An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.

Victor Hugo

God created the flirt as soon as he made the fool.

Victor Hugo

Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.

Victor Hugo

Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.

Victor Hugo

The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.

Victor Hugo

He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two.

Victor Hugo

Science says the first word on everything, and the last word on nothing.

Victor Hugo

What Is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul

Victor Hugo

Nothing awakens a reminiscence like an odor

Victor Hugo

To love another person is to see the face of God.

Victor Hugo

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent

Victor Hugo

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.

Victor Hugo

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

Victor Hugo

To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.

Victor Hugo

It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.

Victor Hugo

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.

Victor Hugo

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

Victor Hugo

Those who do not weep, do not see.

Victor Hugo

To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.

Victor Hugo

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.

Victor Hugo

Laughter is sunshine, it chases winter from the human face.

Victor Hugo

Not being heard is no reason for silence.

Victor Hugo

If I speak, I am condemned. If I stay silent, I am damned!

Victor Hugo

Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.

Victor Hugo

Do you hear the people sing Lost in the valley of the night? It is the music of a people Who are climbing to the light. For the wretched of the earth There is a flame that never dies. Even the darkest night will end And the sun will rise.

Victor Hugo

Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.

Victor Hugo