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Victor Hugo quotes (30)

Our acts make or mar us we are the children of our own deeds.
Victor Hugo   Category: Action

To love another person is to see the face of God.
Victor Hugo   Category: God

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

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

Genius is a promontory jutting out of the infinite.
Victor Hugo   Category: Genius

In the Twentieth Century war will be dead the scaffold will be dead hatred will be dead frontier boundaries will be dead dogmas will be dead; man will live. He will possess something higher than all thesea great country the whole earth and a great hope the whole heaven.
Victor Hugo   Category: Soul

Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad.
Victor Hugo   Category: Sad

There is one spectacle grander than the sea that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky that is the interior of the soul.
Victor Hugo   Category: Sea

Adversity makes men and prosperity makes monsters.
Victor Hugo   Category: Adversity

An invasion of armies can be resisted but not an idea whose time has come.
Victor Hugo   Category: Army

Great perils have this beauty that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.
Victor Hugo   Category: Gravity

Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
Victor Hugo   Category: Cause

I had a dream my life would be different from this hell I am living so different from what it seemed. Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.
Victor Hugo   Category: Dream

True thinkers are characterized by a blending of clearness and mystery.
Victor Hugo   Category: Unsorted

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; when you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
Victor Hugo   Category: Courage

To reform a man you must begin with his grandmother.
Victor Hugo   Category: Mother

When grace is joined with wrinkles it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.
Victor Hugo   Category: Age

He who opens a school door closes a prison.
Victor Hugo   Category: Education

People do not lack strength they lack will.
Victor Hugo   Category: Will

The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved.
Victor Hugo   Category: Happiness

An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Victor Hugo   Category: Stupidity

Music expresses that which can not be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Victor Hugo   Category: Impossible

It is nothing to die; it is dreadful not to live.
Victor Hugo   Category: Death

Thought is the labor of the intellect reverie is its pleasure.
Victor Hugo   Category: Reverie

Common sense is in spite of not the result of education.
Victor Hugo   Category: Common

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo   Category: Life

Caution is the eldest child of wisdom.
Victor Hugo   Category: Wisdom

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
Victor Hugo   Category: Thief

There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.
Victor Hugo   Category: Shame

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