71 Inspiring Quotes By Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo Quotes

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




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




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




“Nothing makes a man so adventurous as an empty pocket.”




“The future has several names. For the weak, it is impossible; for the fainthearted, it is unknown; but for the valiant, it is ideal.”




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




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




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




“Laughter is sunshine, it chases winter from the human face.”




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




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




“To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.”




“Those who do not weep, do not see.”




“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.”




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




“Don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be happy, so they know the value of things, not the price.”




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




“Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.”




“Go out in the world and work like money doesn’t matter, sing as if no one is listening, love as if you have never been hurt, and dance as if no one is watching.”




“There is nothing like a dream to create the future.”




“Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.”




“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.”




“Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.”




“Go to sleep in peace. God is awake.”




“To love beauty is to see light.”




“Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.”




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




“Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.”




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




“Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.”




“Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad.”




“When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.”




“To study in Paris is to be born in Paris!”




“It is not easy to keep silent when silence is a lie.”




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




“Not being heard is no reason for silence.”




“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.”




“God knows better than we do what we need.”




“Nihilism has no substance. There is no such thing as nothingness, and zero does not exist. Everything is something. Nothing is nothing.”




“There is in every village a torch – the teacher; and an extinguisher – the priest.”




“A writer is a world trapped in a person.”




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




“What makes night within us may leave stars.”




“Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.”




“Conscience is God present in man.”




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




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




“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.”




“When you get an idea into your head you find it in everything.”




“Emergencies have always been necessary to progress. It was darkness which produced the lamp. It was fog that produced the compass. It was hunger that drove us to exploration. And it took a depression to teach us the real value of a job.”




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




“Excitement is not enjoyment in calmness lies true pleasure. The most precious wines are sipped, not bolted at a swallow.”




“There is something more terrible than a hell of suffering – a hell of boredom.”




“To know, to think, to dream. That is everything.”




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




“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.”




“There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.”




“To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.”




“Love is the foolishness of men, and the wisdom of God.”




“He was fond of books, for they are cool and sure friends.”




“The sewer is the conscience of the city.”




“Let us sacrifice one day to gain perhaps a whole life.”




“I have been loving you a little more every minute since this morning.”




“Great buildings, like great mountains, are the work of centuries.”




“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.”




“The malicious have a dark happiness.”




“The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God.”




“Death belongs to God alone; by what right do men touch that unknown thing”




“Freedom begins where it ends ignorance.”




“Dreaming is happiness. Waiting is life.”




“Love is like a tree, it grows of its own accord, it puts down deep roots into our whole being.”




“To contemplate is to look at shadows.”




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




“If suffer we must, let’s suffer on the heights.”




“Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.”




“Toleration is the best religion.”




“All who suffer are full of hatred; all who live drag a remorse the dead alone have broken their chains.”




“If a man has his throat cut in Paris, it’s a murder. If 50,000 people are murdered in the east, it is a question.”




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




“The world is the expanding Greece and Greece is the shrinking world.”




“Caution is the eldest child of wisdom.”




“Life is a theatre set in which there are but few practicable entrances.”




“Religion, Society, and Nature – these are the three struggles of man.”




“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.”




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




“Virtue has a veil, vice a mask.”




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




“Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.”




“If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring.”




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




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




“A library implies an act of faith which generations, still in darkness hid, sign in their night in witness of the dawn.”




“Let us study things that are no more. It is necessary to understand them, if only to avoid them.”




“My revenge is fraternity! No more frontiers! The Rhine for everyone! Let us be the same Republic, let us be the United States of Europe, let us be the continental federation, let us be European liberty, let us be universal peace!”




“Curiosity is gluttony. To see is to devour.”




“Is it not when the fall is the lowest that charity ought to be the greatest”




“He was at his own request and through his own complicity driven out of all his happinesses one after the other; and he had this sorrow, that after having lost Cosette wholly in one day, he was afterwards obliged to lose her again in detail.”




“God created the flirt as soon as he made the fool.”




“At the moment when her eyes closed, when all feeling vanished in her, she thought that she felt a touch of fire imprinted on her lips, a kiss more burning than the red-hot iron of the executioner.”




“Success is a very hideous thing. Its false resemblance to merit deceives men.”

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