Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

French writer

Lived from: 1802-1885

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Victor Hugo

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    When a woman is speaking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.
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    A saint addicted to excessive self-abnegation is a dangerous associate; he may infect you with poverty, and a stiffening of those joints which are needed for advancement - in a word, with more renunciation than you care for - and so you flee the contagion.
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    The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
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    An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
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    A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
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    A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
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    A creditor is worse than a slave-owner; for the master owns only your person, but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it.
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    A library implies an act of faith.
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    A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.
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    Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
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    As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.
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    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.
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    Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
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    Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
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    Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
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