Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

French writer

Lived from: 1802-1885

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Victor Hugo

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    The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
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    The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves.
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    There are fathers who do not love their children, but there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.
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    There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.
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    There is a sacred horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling.
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    There is no more sovereign eloquence than the truth in indignation.
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    There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.
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    Those who live are those who fight.
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    Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.
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    To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
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    To love another person is to see the face of God. [Les Miserables]
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    To rescue from oblivion even a fragment of a language which men have used and which is in danger of being lost - that is to say, one of the elements, whether good or bad, which have shaped and complicated civilization - is to extend the scope of social observation and to serve civilization.
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    Toleration is the best religion.
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    We are on the side of religion as opposed to religions, and we are among those who believe in the wretched inadequacy of sermons and the sublimity of prayer.
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    We are the children of our own deeds.