Victor Hugo Quotes

Prayer is an august avowal of ignorance... view

By: Victor Hugo

Habit is the nursery of errors... view

By: Victor Hugo

I put a Phrygian cap on the old dictionary... view

By: Victor Hugo

I'm religiously opposed to religion... view

By: Victor Hugo

Idleness is the heaviest of all oppressions... view

By: Victor Hugo

Indigestion is charged by God with enforcing morality on the stomach... view

By: Victor Hugo

Initiative is doing the right thing without being told... view

By: Victor Hugo

Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant... view

By: Victor Hugo

It is by suffering that human beings become angels... view

By: Victor Hugo

I don't mind what Congress does, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses... view

By: Victor Hugo

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

By: Victor Hugo

Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life... view

By: Victor Hugo

Conscience is God present in man... view

By: Victor Hugo

Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery... view

By: Victor Hugo

Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble.. view

By: Victor Hugo

Despotism is a long crime... view

By: Victor Hugo

Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone... view

By: Victor Hugo

Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men... view

By: Victor Hugo

He who is not capable of enduring poverty is not capable of being free... view

By: Victor Hugo

Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left... view

By: Victor Hugo

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones.. view

By: Victor Hugo

Fashions have done more harm than revolutions... view

By: Victor Hugo

Forty is the old age of youth.. view

By: Victor Hugo

Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive... view

By: Victor Hugo

Genius is a promontory jutting out into the infinite... view

By: Victor Hugo

Genius: the superhuman in man... view

By: Victor Hugo

Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers... view

By: Victor Hugo

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

By: Victor Hugo

I love all men who think, even those who think otherwise than myself... view

By: Victor Hugo

Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet... view

By: 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... view

By: Victor Hugo

No one can keep a secret better than a child... view

By: Victor Hugo

No one ever keeps a secret so well as a child... view

By: Victor Hugo

No one knows like a woman how to say things which are at once gentle and deep... view

By: Victor Hugo

Nothing else in the world... not all the armies... is so powerful as an idea whose time has come... view

By: Victor Hugo

One believes others will do what he will do to himself... view

By: Victor Hugo

One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas... view

By: Victor Hugo

One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation... view

By: Victor Hugo

Never laugh at those who suffer.. view

By: Victor Hugo

One sees qualities at a distance and defects at close range... view

By: Victor Hugo

One of the hardest tasks is to extract continually from one's soul an almost inexhaustible ill will... view

By: 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.'.. view

By: Victor Hugo