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Quote: Press on! A better fate awaits thee. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Press on! A better fate awaits thee.


Quote: With a tiny bit of effort, the nettle would be useful; if you neglect it, it becomes a pest. So then we kill it. How many men are like nettles My friends, there is no such thing as a weed and no such thing as a bad man. There are only bad cultivators. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

With a tiny bit of effort, the nettle would be useful; if you neglect it, it becomes a pest. So then we kill it. How many men are like nettles My friends, there is no such thing as a weed and no such thing as a bad man. There are only bad cultivators.


Quote: But listen, there will be more joy in heaven over the tears of a repentant sinner than over the white robes of a hundred just men. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

But listen, there will be more joy in heaven over the tears of a repentant sinner than over the white robes of a hundred just men.


Quote: From Lordship to Eminence is but a step, and between Eminence and Holiness there is only the wisp of smoke from a burnt voting-slip. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

From Lordship to Eminence is but a step, and between Eminence and Holiness there is only the wisp of smoke from a burnt voting-slip.


Quote: Thus, during those nineteen years of torture and slavery, did this soul rise and fall at the same time. Light entered on the one side, and darkness on the other. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Thus, during those nineteen years of torture and slavery, did this soul rise and fall at the same time. Light entered on the one side, and darkness on the other.


Quote: To know how to distinguish the agitation arising from covetousness, from the agitation arising from principles, to fight the one and aid the other, in this lies the genius and the power of great revolutionary leaders. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

To know how to distinguish the agitation arising from covetousness, from the agitation arising from principles, to fight the one and aid the other, in this lies the genius and the power of great revolutionary leaders.




Quote: A sewer is a cynic. It tells All. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

A sewer is a cynic. It tells All.


Quote: Popularity? It's glory's small change. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Popularity? It's glory's small change.


Quote: The straight line, a respectable optical illusion which ruins many a man. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The straight line, a respectable optical illusion which ruins many a man.


Quote: Mothers arms are made of tenderness, And sweet sleep blesses the child who lies therein. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Mothers arms are made of tenderness, And sweet sleep blesses the child who lies therein.


Quote: True or false, that which is said of men often occupies as important a place in their lives, and above all in their destinies, as that which they do. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

True or false, that which is said of men often occupies as important a place in their lives, and above all in their destinies, as that which they do.


Quote: Love, thine is the future. Death, I use thee, but I hate thee. Citizens, there shall be in the future neither darkness nor thunderbolts; neither ferocious ignorance nor blood for blood. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Love, thine is the future. Death, I use thee, but I hate thee. Citizens, there shall be in the future neither darkness nor thunderbolts; neither ferocious ignorance nor blood for blood.


Quote: It may be remarked in passing that success is an ugly thing. Men are deceived by its false resemblences to merit. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

It may be remarked in passing that success is an ugly thing. Men are deceived by its false resemblences to merit.


Quote: No matter who you are, the thought of so much suffering and degradation must cause you to shudder at the sight of a veil or cassock, those two shrouds of human invention. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

No matter who you are, the thought of so much suffering and degradation must cause you to shudder at the sight of a veil or cassock, those two shrouds of human invention.


Quote: The truth of an upright man must be accepted on his own terms. Moreover, since natures vary, we must agree that all the beauties of human excellence may be fostered by faiths that we do not share. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The truth of an upright man must be accepted on his own terms. Moreover, since natures vary, we must agree that all the beauties of human excellence may be fostered by faiths that we do not share.


Quote: The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness.


Quote: Here we stop. Upon the threshold of wedding nights stands an angel smiling, his finger on his lip. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Here we stop. Upon the threshold of wedding nights stands an angel smiling, his finger on his lip.


Quote: War can only be qualified by its object, and there is neither foreign war nor civil war, there is only just or unjust war. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

War can only be qualified by its object, and there is neither foreign war nor civil war, there is only just or unjust war.


Quote: In every cradle decked with rosy wreath Lurk germs of death. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

In every cradle decked with rosy wreath Lurk germs of death.




Quote: The jostling of young minds against each other has this wonderful attribute, that one can never foresee the spark, nor predict the flash. What will spring up in a moment? Nobody knows. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The jostling of young minds against each other has this wonderful attribute, that one can never foresee the spark, nor predict the flash. What will spring up in a moment? Nobody knows.


Quote: The aim of art is almost divine: to bring to life again if it is writing history, to create if it is writing poetry. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The aim of art is almost divine: to bring to life again if it is writing history, to create if it is writing poetry.


Quote: Gutenberg's invention of printing is the greatest event-the mother of revolution. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Gutenberg's invention of printing is the greatest event-the mother of revolution.




Quote: He is the best gentleman that is the son of his own deserts, and not the degenerated heir of another's virtue. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

He is the best gentleman that is the son of his own deserts, and not the degenerated heir of another's virtue.




Quote: A one-eyed man is much more incomplete than a blind man, for he knows what it is that's lacking. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

A one-eyed man is much more incomplete than a blind man, for he knows what it is that's lacking.


Quote: The left-handed are precious; they take places which are inconvenient for the rest. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The left-handed are precious; they take places which are inconvenient for the rest.


Quote: Astronomy, that micography of heaven, is the most magnificent of the sciences. ... Astronomy has its clear side and its luminous side; on its clear side it is tinctured with algebra, on its luminous side with poetry. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Astronomy, that micography of heaven, is the most magnificent of the sciences. ... Astronomy has its clear side and its luminous side; on its clear side it is tinctured with algebra, on its luminous side with poetry.


Quote: The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of Victor Hugo quote; white text on black background

The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.


Quote: When grace combines with wrinkles, it is admirable. There is an indescribable light of dawn about intensely happy old age... The young person is handsome, but the old, superb. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

When grace combines with wrinkles, it is admirable. There is an indescribable light of dawn about intensely happy old age... The young person is handsome, but the old, superb.


Quote: A joyous little creature, so beautiful, It was as if a gate of Heaven opened as she came in. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

A joyous little creature, so beautiful, It was as if a gate of Heaven opened as she came in.


Quote: France is great because she is France. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

France is great because she is France.


Quote: The poor priest went to his poor mountaineers with empty hands, and he returns from them with his hands full. I set out bearing only my faith in God; I have brought back the treasure of a cathedral. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The poor priest went to his poor mountaineers with empty hands, and he returns from them with his hands full. I set out bearing only my faith in God; I have brought back the treasure of a cathedral.


Quote: As he spoke all tongues, he entered into all hearts. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

As he spoke all tongues, he entered into all hearts.


Quote: The scaffold is the accomplice of the executioner; it devours, it eats flesh, it drinks blood; the scaffold is a sort of monster fabricated by the judge and the carpenter, a spectre which seems to live with a horrible vitality composed of all the death which it has inflicted. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of Victor Hugo quote; white text on black background

The scaffold is the accomplice of the executioner; it devours, it eats flesh, it drinks blood; the scaffold is a sort of monster fabricated by the judge and the carpenter, a spectre which seems to live with a horrible vitality composed of all the death which it has inflicted.


Quote: When you shall have learned to know, and to love, you will still suffer. The day is born in tears. The luminous weep, if only over those in darkness. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

When you shall have learned to know, and to love, you will still suffer. The day is born in tears. The luminous weep, if only over those in darkness.


Quote: There is a way of avoiding a person which resembles a search. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

There is a way of avoiding a person which resembles a search.


Quote: What greater flood can there be than the flood of ideas? How quickly they submerge all that they set out to destroy, how rapidly do they create terrifying depths? by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

What greater flood can there be than the flood of ideas? How quickly they submerge all that they set out to destroy, how rapidly do they create terrifying depths?


Quote: The hatred of luxury is not an intelligent hatred. This hatred would involve the hatred of the arts. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The hatred of luxury is not an intelligent hatred. This hatred would involve the hatred of the arts.


Quote: Make thought a whirlwind. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Make thought a whirlwind.


Quote: And when one says student, one says Parisian: to study in Paris is to be born in Paris. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

And when one says student, one says Parisian: to study in Paris is to be born in Paris.


Quote: There is a point at which the unfortunate and the infamous are associated and confounded in a single word, a fatal word, Les Miserables. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

There is a point at which the unfortunate and the infamous are associated and confounded in a single word, a fatal word, Les Miserables.


Quote: I will weep with you over the children of kings, provided that you will weep with me over the children of the people. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

I will weep with you over the children of kings, provided that you will weep with me over the children of the people.


Quote: Victory, when it is in accord with progress, merits the applause of the people; but a heroic defeat merits their tender compassion. The one is magnificent, the other sublime. For our own part, we prefer martyrdom to success. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Victory, when it is in accord with progress, merits the applause of the people; but a heroic defeat merits their tender compassion. The one is magnificent, the other sublime. For our own part, we prefer martyrdom to success.




Quote: He sleeps, though fate for him was truly odd.
He lived. He died when his angel was gone.
The thing just happened of its own accord
As night comes on when day is gone. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

He sleeps, though fate for him was truly odd.
He lived. He died when his angel was gone.
The thing just happened of its own accord
As night comes on when day is gone.


Quote: A clock does not stop at the very moment you lose the key. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

A clock does not stop at the very moment you lose the key.


Quote: These two beings, who had loved each other so exclusively, and with so touching a love, and who had lived so long for each other, were now suffering beside one another and through one another; without speaking of it, without harsh feeling, and smiling all the while. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of Victor Hugo quote; white text on black background

These two beings, who had loved each other so exclusively, and with so touching a love, and who had lived so long for each other, were now suffering beside one another and through one another; without speaking of it, without harsh feeling, and smiling all the while.


Quote: A doctor's door should never be closed, a priest's door should always be open. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

A doctor's door should never be closed, a priest's door should always be open.


Quote: Morality is truth in full bloom. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Morality is truth in full bloom.


Quote: The need of the immaterial is the most deeply rooted of all needs. One must have bread; but before bread, one must have the ideal. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The need of the immaterial is the most deeply rooted of all needs. One must have bread; but before bread, one must have the ideal.


Quote: One of the magnanimities of woman is to yield. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

One of the magnanimities of woman is to yield.


Quote: The poetic element lying hidden in most women is the source of their magnetic attraction. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The poetic element lying hidden in most women is the source of their magnetic attraction.




Quote: The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but he who causes the darkness. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

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


Quote: I believe, sir, in all the progress. Air navigation is the result of the oceanic navigation: from water the human has to pass in the air. Everywhere where creation will be breathable to him, the human will penetrate into the creation. Our only limit is life. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

I believe, sir, in all the progress. Air navigation is the result of the oceanic navigation: from water the human has to pass in the air. Everywhere where creation will be breathable to him, the human will penetrate into the creation. Our only limit is life.


Quote: The owl goes not into the nest of the lark. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The owl goes not into the nest of the lark.


Quote: Nothing is really small; whoever is open to the deep penetration of nature knows this. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Nothing is really small; whoever is open to the deep penetration of nature knows this.


Quote: Take all reasonable advantage of that which the present may offer you. It is the only time which is ours. Yesterday is buried forever, and to-morrow we may never see. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Take all reasonable advantage of that which the present may offer you. It is the only time which is ours. Yesterday is buried forever, and to-morrow we may never see.


Quote: I didn't believe it could be so monstrous. It's wrong to be so absorbed in divine law as not to perceive human law. Death belongs to God alone. By what right do men tough that unknown thing? by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

I didn't believe it could be so monstrous. It's wrong to be so absorbed in divine law as not to perceive human law. Death belongs to God alone. By what right do men tough that unknown thing?


Quote: The most excellent symbol of the people is the paving stone. One walks on it until it falls on one's head. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The most excellent symbol of the people is the paving stone. One walks on it until it falls on one's head.


Quote: Great blunders are often made, like large ropes, of a multitude of fibers. Take the cable thread by thread, take separately all the little determining motives, you break them one after another, and you say: that is all! Wind them and twist them together, they become an enormity. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of Victor Hugo quote; white text on black background

Great blunders are often made, like large ropes, of a multitude of fibers. Take the cable thread by thread, take separately all the little determining motives, you break them one after another, and you say: that is all! Wind them and twist them together, they become an enormity.


Quote: We do not claim that the portrait we are making is the whole truth, only that it is a resemblance. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

We do not claim that the portrait we are making is the whole truth, only that it is a resemblance.


Quote: We are all under sentence of death, but with a sort of indefinite reprieve. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

We are all under sentence of death, but with a sort of indefinite reprieve.


Quote: Thought is the work of the intellect, reverie is its self-indulgence. To substitute day-dreaming for thought is to confuse a poison with a source of nourishment. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Thought is the work of the intellect, reverie is its self-indulgence. To substitute day-dreaming for thought is to confuse a poison with a source of nourishment.


Quote: Music is the vapor of art. It is to poetry what reverie is to thought, what fluid is to solid, what the ocean of clouds is to the ocean of waves. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Music is the vapor of art. It is to poetry what reverie is to thought, what fluid is to solid, what the ocean of clouds is to the ocean of waves.


Quote: Let us show that, if the people abandon the republicans, the republicans do not abandon the people. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Let us show that, if the people abandon the republicans, the republicans do not abandon the people.


Quote: Success is an ugly thing. Men are deceived by its false resemblances to merit.... They confound the brilliance of the firmament with the star-shaped footprints of a duck in the mud. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Success is an ugly thing. Men are deceived by its false resemblances to merit.... They confound the brilliance of the firmament with the star-shaped footprints of a duck in the mud.


Quote: Love is reducing the universe to one being. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Love is reducing the universe to one being.


Quote: All animals are to be found in men and each of theme exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

All animals are to be found in men and each of theme exists in some man, sometimes several at the time.


Quote: The quantity of civilization is measured by the quality of imagination. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The quantity of civilization is measured by the quality of imagination.


Quote: A shadow is hard to seize by the throat and dash to the ground. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

A shadow is hard to seize by the throat and dash to the ground.


Quote: A mother who loses her child can no longer believe in God. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

A mother who loses her child can no longer believe in God.


Quote: Protect the workers, encourage the rich. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Protect the workers, encourage the rich.


Quote: The convent, which belongs to the West as it does to the East, to antiquity as it does to the present time, to Buddhism and Muhammadanism as it does to Christianity, is one of the optical devices whereby man gains a glimpse of infinity. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The convent, which belongs to the West as it does to the East, to antiquity as it does to the present time, to Buddhism and Muhammadanism as it does to Christianity, is one of the optical devices whereby man gains a glimpse of infinity.




Quote: These are dark radiances. They have no suspicion that they are to be pitied. Certainly they are so. He who does not weep does not see. They are to be admired and pitied, as one would both pity and admire a being at once night and day, without eyes beneath his lashes but with a star on his brow. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of Victor Hugo quote: These are dark radiances. They have no suspicion that they are to be pitied. Certainly they are so. He who does not weep does not see. They are to be admired and pitied, as one would both pity and admire a being at once night and day, without eyes beneath his lashes but with a star on his brow.- black text on quotes background

These are dark radiances. They have no suspicion that they are to be pitied. Certainly they are so. He who does not weep does not see. They are to be admired and pitied, as one would both pity and admire a being at once night and day, without eyes beneath his lashes but with a star on his brow.


Quote: Brothers, he who dies here dies in the radiance of the future, and we are entering a tomb all flooded with the dawn. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Brothers, he who dies here dies in the radiance of the future, and we are entering a tomb all flooded with the dawn.


Quote: You look at a star for two reasons, because it is luminous, and because it is impenetrable. You have beside you a sweeter radiance and a greater mystery, woman. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

You look at a star for two reasons, because it is luminous, and because it is impenetrable. You have beside you a sweeter radiance and a greater mystery, woman.


Quote: A queen, devoid of beauty is not queen;
She needs the royalty of beauty's mien. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

A queen, devoid of beauty is not queen;
She needs the royalty of beauty's mien.


Quote: Every good quality runs into a defect; economy borders on avarice, the generous are not far from the prodigal, the brave man is close to the bully; he who is very pious is slightly sanctimonious; there are just as many vices to virtue as there are holes in the mantle of Diogenes. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of Victor Hugo quote; white text on black background

Every good quality runs into a defect; economy borders on avarice, the generous are not far from the prodigal, the brave man is close to the bully; he who is very pious is slightly sanctimonious; there are just as many vices to virtue as there are holes in the mantle of Diogenes.


Quote: Inanimate objects sometimes appear endowed with a strange power of sight. A statue notices, a tower watches, the face of an edifice contemplates. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Inanimate objects sometimes appear endowed with a strange power of sight. A statue notices, a tower watches, the face of an edifice contemplates.


Quote: Primitive times are lyrical, ancient times epical, modern times dramatic. The ode sings of eternity, the epic imparts solemnity tohistory, the drama depicts life. The characteristic of the first poetry is ingeniousness, of the second, simplicity, of the third, truth. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of Victor Hugo quote; white text on black background

Primitive times are lyrical, ancient times epical, modern times dramatic. The ode sings of eternity, the epic imparts solemnity tohistory, the drama depicts life. The characteristic of the first poetry is ingeniousness, of the second, simplicity, of the third, truth.


Quote: One does not cross-examine a saint. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

One does not cross-examine a saint.


Quote: God in his harmony has equal ends
For cedar that resists and reed that bends;
For good it is a woman sometimes rules,
Holds in her hand the power, and manners, schools,
And laws, and mind; succeeding master proud,
With gentle voice and smiles she leads the crowd,
The somber human troop. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of Victor Hugo quote: God in his harmony has equal ends
For cedar that resists and reed that bends;
For good it is a woman sometimes rules,
Holds in her hand the power, and manners, schools,
And laws, and mind; succeeding master proud,
With gentle voice and smiles she leads the crowd,
The somber human troop.- black text on quotes background

God in his harmony has equal ends
For cedar that resists and reed that bends;
For good it is a woman sometimes rules,
Holds in her hand the power, and manners, schools,
And laws, and mind; succeeding master proud,
With gentle voice and smiles she leads the crowd,
The somber human troop.


Quote: In a little town, there are many mouths which talk, and very few heads which think. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

In a little town, there are many mouths which talk, and very few heads which think.


Quote: Love is the salutation of the angel to the stars. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Love is the salutation of the angel to the stars.






Quote: The greatest blunders, like the thickest ropes, are often compounded of a multitude of strands. Take the rope apart, separate it into the small threads that compose it, and you can break them one by one. You think, That is all there was! But twist them all together and you have something tremendous. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of Victor Hugo quote: The greatest blunders, like the thickest ropes, are often compounded of a multitude of strands. Take the rope apart, separate it into the small threads that compose it, and you can break them one by one. You think, That is all there was! But twist them all together and you have something tremendous.- black text on quotes background

The greatest blunders, like the thickest ropes, are often compounded of a multitude of strands. Take the rope apart, separate it into the small threads that compose it, and you can break them one by one. You think, That is all there was! But twist them all together and you have something tremendous.


Quote: Symmetry is tedious, and tedium is the very basis of mourning. Despair yawns. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Symmetry is tedious, and tedium is the very basis of mourning. Despair yawns.


Quote: Popularity -- a piece of faded tinsel, that is out of date. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Popularity -- a piece of faded tinsel, that is out of date.


Quote: True thinkers are characterized by a blending of clearness and mystery. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

True thinkers are characterized by a blending of clearness and mystery.


Quote: He had, they said, tasted in succession all the apples of the tree of knowledge, and, whether from hunger or disgust, had ended by tasting the forbidden fruit. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

He had, they said, tasted in succession all the apples of the tree of knowledge, and, whether from hunger or disgust, had ended by tasting the forbidden fruit.


Quote: The first symptom of true love in a man is timidity, in a young woman, boldness. This is surprising, and yet nothing is more simple. It is the two sexes tending to approach each other and assuming each the other's qualities. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The first symptom of true love in a man is timidity, in a young woman, boldness. This is surprising, and yet nothing is more simple. It is the two sexes tending to approach each other and assuming each the other's qualities.






Quote: There are no trifles in the human story, no trifling leaves on the tree. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

There are no trifles in the human story, no trifling leaves on the tree.


Quote: 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. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

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.


Quote: He had not yet lived long enough to have discovered that nothing is more close at hand then the impossible, and that what must be looked for is always the unforeseen. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

He had not yet lived long enough to have discovered that nothing is more close at hand then the impossible, and that what must be looked for is always the unforeseen.


Quote: Friendship exists outside our modern economy of scarcity... It's not about apportioning vanishing resources of time and energy. Friendship is a blessed relic of the ancient economy of the gift, and the time freely given to people dear to you actually creates magical abundance. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of Victor Hugo quote; white text on black background

Friendship exists outside our modern economy of scarcity... It's not about apportioning vanishing resources of time and energy. Friendship is a blessed relic of the ancient economy of the gift, and the time freely given to people dear to you actually creates magical abundance.


Quote: We say and exclaim within ourselves without breaking silence, in a tumult where everything speaks except our mouths. The realities of the soul are none the less real for being invisible and impalpable. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

We say and exclaim within ourselves without breaking silence, in a tumult where everything speaks except our mouths. The realities of the soul are none the less real for being invisible and impalpable.


Quote: It is from books that wise men derive consolation in the troubles of life. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

It is from books that wise men derive consolation in the troubles of life.


Quote: Nothing is more true, more real, than the primeval magnetic disturbances that two souls may communicate to one another, through the tiny sparks of a moment's glance. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Nothing is more true, more real, than the primeval magnetic disturbances that two souls may communicate to one another, through the tiny sparks of a moment's glance.




Quote: Nobody loves the light like the blind man. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Nobody loves the light like the blind man.


Quote: Do not economize on the hymeneal rites; do not prune them of their splendor, nor split farthings on the day when you are radiant. A wedding is not house-keeping. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Do not economize on the hymeneal rites; do not prune them of their splendor, nor split farthings on the day when you are radiant. A wedding is not house-keeping.


Quote: It is God who makes woman beautiful, it is the devil who makes her pretty. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

It is God who makes woman beautiful, it is the devil who makes her pretty.


Quote: Every day has its great grief or its small anxiety. ... One cloud is dispelled, another forms. There is hardly one day in a hundred of real joy and bright sunshine. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Every day has its great grief or its small anxiety. ... One cloud is dispelled, another forms. There is hardly one day in a hundred of real joy and bright sunshine.


Quote: A smile is the same as sunshine; it banishes winter from the human countenance. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

A smile is the same as sunshine; it banishes winter from the human countenance.


Quote: Every blade has two edges; he who wounds with one wounds himself with the other. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Every blade has two edges; he who wounds with one wounds himself with the other.


Quote: And do you know Monsieur Marius? I believe I was a little in love with you. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

And do you know Monsieur Marius? I believe I was a little in love with you.


Quote: He feels himself buried in those two infinities, the ocean and the sky, at one and the same time: the one is a tomb; the other is a shroud. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

He feels himself buried in those two infinities, the ocean and the sky, at one and the same time: the one is a tomb; the other is a shroud.


Quote: Idleness is a mother. She has a son, robbery, and a daughter, hunger. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Idleness is a mother. She has a son, robbery, and a daughter, hunger.




Quote: For dogs we kings should have lions, and for cats, tigers. The great benefits a crown. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

For dogs we kings should have lions, and for cats, tigers. The great benefits a crown.


Quote: One drop of wine is enough to redden a whole glass of water. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

One drop of wine is enough to redden a whole glass of water.




Quote: God made only water, but man made wine. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

God made only water, but man made wine.


Quote: And must I now begin to doubt -- who never doubted all these years? My heart is stone, and still it trembles. The world I have known is lost in the shadows. Is he from heaven or from hell? And does he know, that granting me my life today, this man has killed me, even so.
- Javert. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of Victor Hugo quote: And must I now begin to doubt -- who never doubted all these years? My heart is stone, and still it trembles. The world I have known is lost in the shadows. Is he from heaven or from hell? And does he know, that granting me my life today, this man has killed me, even so.
- Javert.- black text on quotes background

And must I now begin to doubt -- who never doubted all these years? My heart is stone, and still it trembles. The world I have known is lost in the shadows. Is he from heaven or from hell? And does he know, that granting me my life today, this man has killed me, even so.
- Javert.


Quote: The sewer is the conscience of the city. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The sewer is the conscience of the city.


Quote: The world of sleep has an existence of its own. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The world of sleep has an existence of its own.


Quote: The delight we inspire in others has this enchanting peculiarity that, far from being diminished like every other reflection, it returns to us more radiant than ever. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The delight we inspire in others has this enchanting peculiarity that, far from being diminished like every other reflection, it returns to us more radiant than ever.


Quote: To learn to read is to light a fire. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

To learn to read is to light a fire.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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


Quote: Good actions are the invisible hinges on the doors of heaven. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Good actions are the invisible hinges on the doors of heaven.


Quote: A republic may be called the climate of civilization. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

A republic may be called the climate of civilization.


Quote: Something more terrible than a hell where one suffers may be imagined, and that is a hell where one is bored. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Something more terrible than a hell where one suffers may be imagined, and that is a hell where one is bored.


Quote: The clouds, -- the only birds that never sleep. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

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


Quote: If you would civilize a man, begin with his grandmother. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

If you would civilize a man, begin with his grandmother.


Quote: Sleep comes more easily than it returns. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Sleep comes more easily than it returns.


Quote: A person may not want any more of his cake; but that is no reason for giving it away. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

A person may not want any more of his cake; but that is no reason for giving it away.


Quote: Oh! if the good hearts had the fat purses, how much better everything would go! by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Oh! if the good hearts had the fat purses, how much better everything would go!


Quote: Progress is the stride of God. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Progress is the stride of God.


Quote: Nature is pitiless; she never withdraws her flowers, her music, her fragrance, and her sunlight from before human cruelty or suffering. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Nature is pitiless; she never withdraws her flowers, her music, her fragrance, and her sunlight from before human cruelty or suffering.


Quote: A cannonball travels only two thousand miles an hour; light travels two hundred thousand miles a second. Such is the superiority of Jesus Christ over Napoleon. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

A cannonball travels only two thousand miles an hour; light travels two hundred thousand miles a second. Such is the superiority of Jesus Christ over Napoleon.


Quote: What have we to fear, we who believe? by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

What have we to fear, we who believe?


Quote: The onward march of the human race requires that the heights around it constantly blaze with noble lessons of courage. Deeds of daring dazzle history and form one of man's guiding lights. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The onward march of the human race requires that the heights around it constantly blaze with noble lessons of courage. Deeds of daring dazzle history and form one of man's guiding lights.


Quote: Not being heard is no reason for silence. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Not being heard is no reason for silence.


Quote: I had a dream my life would be different from this hell I am living, so different from what it seemed. Now life has killed the dream I dreamed. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

I had a dream my life would be different from this hell I am living, so different from what it seemed. Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.


Quote: Do you hear the people sing? Singing a song of angry men. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Do you hear the people sing? Singing a song of angry men.


Quote: There is in every village a torch -- the teacher; and an extinguisher -- the priest. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

There is in every village a torch -- the teacher; and an extinguisher -- the priest.


Quote: Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.


Quote: Do you hear the people sing Lost in the valley of the night? It is the music of a people Who are climbing to the light. For the wretched of the earth There is a flame that never dies. Even the darkest night will end And the sun will rise. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Do you hear the people sing Lost in the valley of the night? It is the music of a people Who are climbing to the light. For the wretched of the earth There is a flame that never dies. Even the darkest night will end And the sun will rise.


Quote: Diamonds are to be found only in the darkness of the earth, and truth in the darkness of the mind. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Diamonds are to be found only in the darkness of the earth, and truth in the darkness of the mind.


Quote: Nothing makes a man so adventurous as an empty pocket. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Nothing makes a man so adventurous as an empty pocket.


Quote: To die is nothing; but it is terrible not to live. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

To die is nothing; but it is terrible not to live.


Quote: To commit the least possible sin is the law for man. To live without sin is the dream of an angel. Everything terrestrial is subject to sin. Sin is a gravitation. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

To commit the least possible sin is the law for man. To live without sin is the dream of an angel. Everything terrestrial is subject to sin. Sin is a gravitation.


Quote: Joy is the reflex of terror. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Joy is the reflex of terror.


Quote: Never, even among animals, does the creature born to be a dove change into an osprey. That is only seen among men. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Never, even among animals, does the creature born to be a dove change into an osprey. That is only seen among men.


Quote: There is always a patch of blue sky to lovers, although the rest of the world may see nothing but their umbrellas. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

There is always a patch of blue sky to lovers, although the rest of the world may see nothing but their umbrellas.


Quote: During the years of suffering he reachd the conclusion that life was war in which he was one of the defeated. Hatred was his onlt weapon, and he resolved to sharpen it in prison and carry it with him when he left. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

During the years of suffering he reachd the conclusion that life was war in which he was one of the defeated. Hatred was his onlt weapon, and he resolved to sharpen it in prison and carry it with him when he left.


Quote: I wanted to see you again, touch you, know who you were, see if I would find you identical with the ideal image of you which had remained with me and perhaps shatter my dream with the aid of reality. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

I wanted to see you again, touch you, know who you were, see if I would find you identical with the ideal image of you which had remained with me and perhaps shatter my dream with the aid of reality.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

I wanted to see you again, touch you, know who you were, see if I would find you identical with the ideal image of you which had remained with me and perhaps shatter my dream with the aid of reality.

-Claude Frollo.


Quote: Let no one misunderstand our idea; we do not confound what are called 'political opinions' with that grand aspiration after progress with that sublime patriotic, democratic, and human faith, which, in our days, should be the very foundation of all generous intelligence. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of Victor Hugo quote; white text on black background

Let no one misunderstand our idea; we do not confound what are called 'political opinions' with that grand aspiration after progress with that sublime patriotic, democratic, and human faith, which, in our days, should be the very foundation of all generous intelligence.


Quote: But alas, if I have not maintained my victory, it is God's fault for not making man and the devil of equal strength. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

But alas, if I have not maintained my victory, it is God's fault for not making man and the devil of equal strength.


Quote: Vengeance comes from the individual and punishment from God. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Vengeance comes from the individual and punishment from God.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

But secondly you say 'society must exact vengeance, and society must punish'. Wrong on both counts. Vengeance comes from the individual and punishment from God.


Quote: I believe that pity is a law like justice, and that kindness is a duty like uprightness. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

I believe that pity is a law like justice, and that kindness is a duty like uprightness.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

I believe that pity is a law like justice, and that kindness is a duty like uprightness. That which is weak has a right to the kindness and pity of that which is strong. In the relations of man with the animals...there is a great ethic, scarcely perceived as yet, which will at length break through into the light, and which will be the corollary and the complement to humans ethics. Are there not here unsounded depths for the thinker? Is one to think oneself mad because one has the sentiment of universal pity in one's heart?


Quote: There is a material advancement; we desire it. There is, also, a moral grandeur; we hold fast to it. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

There is a material advancement; we desire it. There is, also, a moral grandeur; we hold fast to it.


Quote: Woman, nude, is the blue sky. Clouds and garments are an obstacle to contemplation. Beauty and infinity would be gazed upon unveiled. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Woman, nude, is the blue sky. Clouds and garments are an obstacle to contemplation. Beauty and infinity would be gazed upon unveiled.


Quote: The country wails, that may be, but humanity applauds. But is it true that the country does wail? France bleeds, but liberty smiles; and in the presence of liberty's smile, France forgets her wound. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The country wails, that may be, but humanity applauds. But is it true that the country does wail? France bleeds, but liberty smiles; and in the presence of liberty's smile, France forgets her wound.


Quote: He who contemplates the depths of Paris is seized with vertigo.
Nothing is more fantastic. Nothing is more tragic.
Nothing is more sublime. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

He who contemplates the depths of Paris is seized with vertigo.
Nothing is more fantastic. Nothing is more tragic.
Nothing is more sublime.


Quote: Strong and rare natures are thus created; misery, almost always a stepmother, is sometimes a mother; privation gives birth to power of soul and mind; distress is the nurse of self-respect; misfortune is a good breast for great souls. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Strong and rare natures are thus created; misery, almost always a stepmother, is sometimes a mother; privation gives birth to power of soul and mind; distress is the nurse of self-respect; misfortune is a good breast for great souls.


Quote: Man is not a circle with a single center; he is an ellipse with two focii. Facts are one, ideas are the other. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Man is not a circle with a single center; he is an ellipse with two focii. Facts are one, ideas are the other.


Quote: You are adorable, mademoiselle. I study your feet with the microscope and your soul with the telescope. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

You are adorable, mademoiselle. I study your feet with the microscope and your soul with the telescope.


Quote: If you are stone, be magnetic; if a plant, be sensitive; but if you are human be love. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

If you are stone, be magnetic; if a plant, be sensitive; but if you are human be love.




Quote: You ask me what forces me to speak? a strange thing; my conscience. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

You ask me what forces me to speak? a strange thing; my conscience.


Quote: Word which the finger of God has written on the brow of every man -- hope! by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Word which the finger of God has written on the brow of every man -- hope!


Quote: He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

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


Quote: If you look in the eyes of the young, you see flame. If you look in the eyes of the old, you see light. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

If you look in the eyes of the young, you see flame. If you look in the eyes of the old, you see light.


Quote: 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. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

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.


Quote: Music expresses that which cannot be put into words. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words.


Quote: Nature, like a kind and smiling mother, lends herself to our dreams and cherishes our fancies. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Nature, like a kind and smiling mother, lends herself to our dreams and cherishes our fancies.


Quote: Melancholy is the happiness of being sad. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Melancholy is the happiness of being sad.


Quote: No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.


Quote: I don't remember which philosopher it was who said: There is never any shortage of old women. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

I don't remember which philosopher it was who said: There is never any shortage of old women.


Quote: If I speak, I am condemned. If I stay silent, I am damned! by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

If I speak, I am condemned. If I stay silent, I am damned!


Quote: Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart; I breathe at this hour the fragrance of the lilacs, the violets, and the roses, as at twenty years ago.


Quote: Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.


Quote: Do you know what friendship is… it is to be brother and sister; two souls which touch without mingling, two fingers on one hand. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

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


Quote: What is more melancholy and more profound than to see a thousand objects for the first and the last time? To travel is to be born and to die at every instant. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

What is more melancholy and more profound than to see a thousand objects for the first and the last time? To travel is to be born and to die at every instant.


Quote: A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

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


Quote: The boughs, without becoming detached from the trunk grow away from it. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The boughs, without becoming detached from the trunk grow away from it.


Quote: Those who do not weep, do not see. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Those who do not weep, do not see.


Quote: There are no weeds, and no worthless men. There are only bad farmers. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

There are no weeds, and no worthless men. There are only bad farmers.


Quote: Curiosity is gluttony. To see is to devour. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Curiosity is gluttony. To see is to devour.


Quote: What makes night within us may leave stars. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

What makes night within us may leave stars.


Quote: You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it.


Quote: 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. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

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.


Quote: Never laugh at those who suffer; suffer sometimes those who laugh. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Never laugh at those who suffer; suffer sometimes those who laugh.


Quote: One believes others will do what he will do to himself. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

One believes others will do what he will do to himself.


Quote: When liberty returns, I will return. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

When liberty returns, I will return.


Quote: The drama is complete poetry. The ode and the epic contain it only in germ; it contains both of them in a state of high development, and epitomizes both. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

The drama is complete poetry. The ode and the epic contain it only in germ; it contains both of them in a state of high development, and epitomizes both.


Quote: When a man is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

When a man is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind.


Quote: Love, in the eyes of the world, is either a carnal appetite or a vague fancy, which possession extinguishes or absence destroys. That is why it is commonly said, with a strange abuse of words, that passion does not endure. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Love, in the eyes of the world, is either a carnal appetite or a vague fancy, which possession extinguishes or absence destroys. That is why it is commonly said, with a strange abuse of words, that passion does not endure.


Quote: Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.


The learned man knows that he is ignorant.


Quote: Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of photo of author Victor Hugo with quote

Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.


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