Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

French writer

Lived from: 1802-1885

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Victor Hugo

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    I don't mind what Congress does, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses.
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    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.
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    I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one.
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    Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.
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    It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.
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    Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization.
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    Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
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    Liberation is not deliverance.
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    Life is a flower of which love is the honey.
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    Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
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    Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
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    Loving is half of believing.
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    Mankind is not a circle with a single center but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other.
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    Most commonly revolt is born of material circumstances; but insurrection is always a moral phenomenon. Revolt is Masaniello, who led the Neapolitan insurgents in 1647; but insurrection is Spartacus. Insurrection is a thing of the spirit, revolt is a thing of the stomach.
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    Music expresses that which can not be said and on which it is impossible to be silent