Victor Hugo quotes

 quotes - People do not lack strength; they lack will. Share

“People do not lack strength; they lack will.”

— Victor Hugo

 quotes - Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. Share

“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”

— Victor Hugo

 quotes - To love another person is to see the face of God. Share

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

— Victor Hugo

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“A great artist is a great man in a great child.”

— Victor Hugo

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“As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.”

— Victor Hugo

“To love beauty is to see light.”

— Victor Hugo

“A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.”

— Victor Hugo

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

— Victor Hugo

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

— Victor Hugo

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

— Victor Hugo

“A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.”

— Victor Hugo

“Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant. ”

— 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.”

— Victor Hugo

“Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.”

— 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 Hugo

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

— Victor Hugo

“All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come. ”

— 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.”

— Victor Hugo

“The wicked envy and hate; it is their way of admiring.”

— Victor Hugo

“I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes, - and the stars through his soul.”

— Victor Hugo

“Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.”

— Victor Hugo

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

— Victor Hugo

“Fashions have done more harm than revolutions. ”

— Victor Hugo

“The brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over we realize this: that the human race has been roughly handled, but that it has advanced.”

— Victor Hugo

“Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.”

— Victor Hugo

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

— Victor Hugo

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

— Victor Hugo

“How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said. ”

— Victor Hugo

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

— Victor Hugo

“Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars.”

— Victor Hugo