Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

French writer

Lived from: 1802-1885

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Victor Hugo

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    My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic.
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    Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.
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    No one ever keeps a secret so well as a child.
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    Nothing else in the world...not all the armies...is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
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    One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation.
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    Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds.
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    People do not lack strength; they lack will.
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    Popularity? It's glory's small change.
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    Progress is the stride of God.
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    Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
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    Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or slander.
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    Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
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    The brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over we realize this: that the human race has been roughly handled, but that it has advanced.
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    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.
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    The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather loved in spite of ourselves.