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55 Famous Quotes by Victor Hugo
2/26/1802 - 5/22/1885
Also Known As:  
Victor Marie Hugo     Victor-Marie Hugo
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The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.

Universe Quotes, by Victor Hugo

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A library implies an act of faith

Libraries Quotes, by Victor Hugo

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You have suffered greatly, poor mother. Oh! do not lament, you have now the portion of the elect. It is in this way that mortals become angels. It is not their fault; they do not know how to set about it otherwise. This hell from which you have come out is the first step towards Heaven. We must begin by that. -- Jean Valjean --

Mortality Quotes, by Victor Hugo

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And the dream that our mind had sketched in haste Shall others continue, but never complete. For none upon earth can achieve his scheme; The best as the worst are futile here: We wake at the self-same point of the dream,-- All is here begun, and finished elsewhere.

Dreams Quotes, by Victor Hugo , Source: Early Love Revisited

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The clouds,--the only birds that never sleep.

Clouds Quotes, by Victor Hugo , Source: The Vanished City

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A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.

Labor Quotes, by Victor Hugo

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Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad

Melancholy Quotes, by Victor Hugo

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

Reading Quotes, by Victor Hugo

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As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.

Charity Quotes, by Victor Hugo

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The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but the one who causes the darkness.

Darkness Quotes, by Victor Hugo

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The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but the one who causes the darkness.

Guilt Quotes, by Victor Hugo

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He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Education Quotes, by Victor Hugo

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Popularity is glory's small change.

Popularity Quotes, by Victor Hugo

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Caution is the eldest child of wisdom

Caution Quotes, by Victor Hugo

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Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Cute Quotes, by Victor Hugo

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A little girl without a doll is almost as unfortunate and quite as impossible as a woman without children.

Femininity Quotes, by Victor Hugo

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The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist; it is by the ideal that we live.

Ideals Quotes, by Victor Hugo

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Anger may be foolish and obsurd, and one may be irritated when in the wrong; but a man never feels outraged unless in some respect he is at bottom right.

Injustice Quotes, by Victor Hugo

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Life, misfortunes, isolation, abandonment, poverty, are battlefields which have their heroes; obscure heroes, sometimes greater than the illustrious heroes

Misfortune Quotes, by Victor Hugo

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Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent

Music Quotes, by Victor Hugo

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My friends, remember this, that there are no weeds, and no worthless men, there are only bad farmers.

Providence Quotes, by Victor Hugo

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The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist; it is by the ideal that we live.

Reality Quotes, by Victor Hugo

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Ask not the name of him who asks you for a bed. It is especially he whose name is a burden to him, who has need of an asylum (room).

Service Quotes, by Victor Hugo

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Men are still men. The despot's wickedness Comes of ill teaching, and of power's excess,-- Comes of the purple he from childhood wears, Slaves would be tyrants if the chance were theirs.

Tyranny Quotes, by Victor Hugo , Source: The Vanished City

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You'll see that, since our fate is ruled by chance, Each man, unknowing, great, Should frame life so that at some future hour Fact and his dreamings meet.

Future Quotes, by Victor Hugo , Source: To His Orphan Grandchildren

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