Victor Hugo Quotes (69 quotations)

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1. "Is there no hope?" the sick man said, The silent doctor shook his head, And took his leave with signs of sorrow, Despairing of his fee to-morrow. - Victor Hugo

2. A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing. - Victor Hugo

3. A library implies an act of faith. - Victor Hugo

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

5. Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters. - Victor Hugo

6. All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come. - Victor Hugo

7. An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise. - Victor Hugo

8. An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come. - Victor Hugo

9. 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. - Victor Hugo

10. As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled. - Victor Hugo

11. Babylon violated diminishes Alexander; Rome enslaved diminishes Caesar; massacred Jerusalem diminishes Titus. Tyranny follows the tyrant. Woe to the man who leaves behind a shadow that bears his form. - Victor Hugo

12. Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings. - Victor Hugo

13. But when ill indeed, Even dismissing the doctor don't always succeed. - Victor Hugo

14. Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees. - Victor Hugo

15. Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers? - Victor Hugo

16. Do you know what friendship is... it is to be brother and sister; two souls which touch without mingling, two fingers on one hand. - Victor Hugo

17. Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left. - Victor Hugo

18. Fashions have done more harm than revolutions. - Victor Hugo

19. Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age. - Victor Hugo

20. Habit is the nursery of errors. - Victor Hugo

21. 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

22. Have no fear of robbers or murderers. They are external dangers, petty dangers. We should fear ourselves. Prejudices are the real robbers; vices the real murders. The great dangers are within us. Why worry about what threatens our heads or purses? Let us think instead of what threatens our souls. - Victor Hugo

23. He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign. - Victor Hugo

24. He who opens a school door, closes a prison. - Victor Hugo

25. 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. - Victor Hugo

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