Victor Hugo Quotes

Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds... view

By: Victor Hugo

Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal... view

By: Victor Hugo

Pain is as diverse as man. One suffers as one can... view

By: Victor Hugo

Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime... view

By: Victor Hugo

People do not lack strength.. view

By: Victor Hugo

Perseverance, secret of all triumphs... view

By: Victor Hugo

It is most pleasant to commit a just action which is disagreeable to someone whom one does not like... view

By: Victor Hugo

Life is the flower for which love is the honey... view

By: Victor Hugo

Nature has made a pebble and a female. The lapidary makes the diamond, and the lover makes the woman... view

By: Victor Hugo

It is often necessary to know how to obey a woman in order sometimes to have the right to command her... view

By: Victor Hugo

It is the end. But of what? The end of France? No. The end of kings? Yes... view

By: Victor Hugo

Jesus wept.. view

By: Victor Hugo

Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter... view

By: Victor Hugo

Liberation is not deliverance... view

By: Victor Hugo

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

By: Victor Hugo

Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise... view

By: Victor Hugo

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

By: Victor Hugo

Mankind is not a circle with a single center but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other... view

By: Victor Hugo

Many great actions are committed in small struggles... view

By: Victor Hugo

Men become accustomed to poison by degrees... view

By: Victor Hugo

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

By: Victor Hugo

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

By: Victor Hugo

My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic... view

By: Victor Hugo

Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul... view

By: Victor Hugo

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face... view

By: Victor Hugo

Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit... view

By: Victor Hugo

Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings... view

By: Victor Hugo

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

By: Victor Hugo

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

By: Victor Hugo

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

By: Victor Hugo

Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!.. view

By: Victor Hugo

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

By: Victor Hugo

By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour... view

By: Victor Hugo

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

By: Victor Hugo

Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?.. view

By: Victor Hugo

Wisdom is a sacred communion... view

By: Victor Hugo

Without vanity, without coquetry, without curiosity, in a word, without the fall, woman would not be woman. Much of her grace is in her frailty... view

By: Victor Hugo

As a means of contrast with the sublime, the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer... view

By: 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... view

By: Victor Hugo

Change your opinions, keep to your principles.. view

By: Victor Hugo

A library implies an act of faith... view

By: Victor Hugo

As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled... view

By: Victor Hugo