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Born in February 26, 1802 / Died in May 22, 1885 / France / French

Quotes by Victor Marie Hugo

You punch me, I punch back. I do not believe it's good for ones self-respect to be a punching bag.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.
Most commonly revolt is born of material circumstances; but insurrection is always a moral phenomenon. Revolt is Masaniello, who led the Neapolitan insurgents in 1647; but insurrection is Spartacus. Insurrection is a thing of the spirit, revolt is a thing of the stomach.
Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.
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.
It seemed to be a necessary ritual that he should prepare himself for sleep by meditating under the solemnity of the night sky... a mysterious transaction between the infinity of the soul and the infinity of the universe.
Indigestion is charged by God with enforcing morality on the stomach.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
To love beauty is to see light.
When a man is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind.
Hell is an outrage on humanity. When you tell me that your deity made you in his image, I reply that he must have been very ugly.
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.
At the shrine of friendship never say die, let the wine of friendship never run dry.
The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity; in a girl boldness.
A library implies an act of faith.
Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left.
There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their numbers than the greatness of a man is by his height.
Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
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.
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.
Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.
Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter.