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Victor Marie Hugo ( 26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement.
Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French
writers. Outside of France, his most famous works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (French: Notre-Dame de Paris), 1831. In France, Hugo is known primarily for his poetry collections, such as Les Contemplations (The Contemplations) and La Légende des siècles (The Legend of the Ages).[from Wikipedia]


“He was fond of books, for they are cool and sure friends” ― Victor Hugo

“The future has several names. For the weak, it is impossible; for the
fainthearted, it is unknown; but for the valiant, it is ideal.” ― Victor

“An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.” ― Victor Hugo

“There is something more terrible than a hell of suffering–a hell of boredom. ” ― Victor Hugo

“Let us study things that are no more. It is necessary to understand them, if only to avoid them.” ― Victor Hugo

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” ― Victor Hugo

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

“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

“Love is like a tree: it grows by itself, roots itself deeply in our
being and continues to flourish over a heart in ruin. The inexplicable
fact is that the blinder it is, the more tenacious it is. It is never
stronger than when it is completely unreasonable.”
― 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

“Not being heard is no reason for silence.” ― 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

“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” ― Victor Hugo

“Nothing makes a man so adventurous as an empty pocket.” ― Victor Hugo

“No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.”― Victor Hugo

“Life’s great happiness is to be convinced we are loved.” ― Victor Hugo

“A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.”
― Victor Hugo

“There is nothing like a dream to create the future.” ― Victor Hugo

“There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.” ― Victor Hugo

“Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.” ― Victor Hugo

“It is not easy to keep silent when silence is a lie.” ― Victor Hugo

“The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul
dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God.” ― Victor Hugo

“Melancholy is the happiness of being sad.” ― Victor Hugo

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask?
A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” ― Victor Hugo

“Love is the foolishness of men, and the wisdom of God.” ― Victor Hugo

“Before him he saw two roads, both equally straight; but he did see
two; and that terrified him–he who had never in his life known anything
but one straight line. And, bitter anguish, these two roads were
contradictory.” ― Victor Hugo

“…Nobody knows like a
woman how to say things that are both sweet and profound. Sweetness and
depth, this is all of woman; this is Heaven.” ― Victor Hugo

“I have been loving you a little more every minute since this morning.”― Victor Hugo

“To die for lack of love is horrible. The asphyxia of the soul.” ― Victor Hugo

“What makes night within us may leave stars.” ― Victor Hugo

“And remember, the truth that once was spoken: To love another person is to see the face of God.” ― Victor Hugo

“The soul helps the body, and at certain moments raises it. It is the only bird that sustains its cage.” ― Victor Hugo

“Not seeing people permits us to imagine them with every perfection.” ― Victor Hugo

“What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!” ― Victor Hugo

“Marius and Cosette were in the dark in regard to each other. They did
not speak, they did not bow, they were not acquainted; they saw each
other; and, like the stars in the sky separated by millions of leagues,
they lived by gazing upon each other.” ― Victor Hugo


“If you wish to understand what Revolution is, call it Progress; and if you
wish to understand what Progress is, call it Tomorrow.” ― Victor Hugo

“People do not lack strength; they lack will.” ― Victor Hugo

“To love another person is to see the face of God.” ― Victor Hugo

greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved
for ourselves, or rather loved in spite of ourselves.” ― Victor Hugo

creditor is worse than a slave-owner; for the master owns only your
person, but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it.” ― Victor

“Those who live are those who fight.” ― Victor Hugo

“I’d rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one.” ― Victor Hugo

“There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.” ― Victor Hugo

“Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds.” ― Victor Hugo

“As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.” ― Victor Hugo

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

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

“He does not weep who does not see.” ― Victor Hugo

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

“A library implies an act of faith.” ― Victor Hugo

“Liberation is not deliverance.” ― Victor Hugo

For prying into any human affairs, non are equal to those whom it does not concern.” ― Victor Hugo

“My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic.” ― Victor Hugo

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

not ask the name of the person who seeks a bed for the night. He who is
reluctant to give his name is the one who most needs shelter.” ― Victor

“There is no more sovereign eloquence than the truth in indignation” ― Victor Hugo

“Toleration is the best religion.” ― Victor Hugo

“Popularity? It’s glory’s small change.” ― Victor Hugo

“God created the flirt as soon as he made the fool.” ― Victor Hugo

say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is
not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its
name is prostitution.” ― Victor Hugo

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

“Those who do not weep, do not see.” ― Victor Hugo

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

“Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.” ― Victor Hugo

“You ask me what forces me to speak? a strange thing; my conscience.”― Victor Hugo

“You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it.” ― Victor Hugo,

“Teach the ignorant as much as you can; society is culpable in not
providing a free education for all and it must answer for the night
which it produces. If the soul is left in darkness sins will be
committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but he who
causes the darkness.” ― Victor Hugo

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