Victor Hugo Quotes

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

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

Victor Hugo Quotes
Victor Hugo Quotes
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
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

Because one doesn't like the way things are is no reason to be unjust towards God.
Victor Hugo

But when ill indeed, Even dismissing the doctor don't always succeed.
Victor Hugo

Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Victor Hugo

Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.
Victor Hugo

Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Victor Hugo

Evil. Mistrust those who rejoice at it even more than those who do it.
Victor Hugo

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

Genius is a promontory jutting out into the infinite.
Victor Hugo

Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.
Victor Hugo

He who is not capable of enduring poverty is not capable of being free.
Victor Hugo

Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.
Victor Hugo

I am an intelligent river which has reflected successively all the banks before which it has flowed by meditating only on the images offered by those changing shores.
Victor Hugo

I'm religiously opposed to religion.
Victor Hugo

Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.
Victor Hugo

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

Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization.
Victor Hugo

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
Victor Hugo

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

Men like me are impossible until the day when they become necessary.
Victor Hugo

Never laugh at those who suffer; suffer sometimes those who laugh.
Victor Hugo

One believes others will do what he will do to himself.
Victor Hugo

One sometimes says: 'He killed himself because he was bored with life.' One ought rather to say: 'He killed himself because he was bored by lack of life.'
Victor Hugo

Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime.
Victor Hugo

Puns are the droppings of soaring wits.
Victor Hugo

Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Victor Hugo

Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.
Victor Hugo

Style is the substance of the subject called unceasingly to the surface.
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Taste is the common sense of genius.
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The flesh is the surface of the unknown.
Victor Hugo

The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
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The word is the Verb, and the Verb is God.
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To love beauty is to see light.
Victor Hugo

When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.
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Wisdom is a sacred communion.
Victor Hugo