Victor Hugo Quotes

201 Victor Hugo quotes:

"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. God is awake."
Author: Hugo Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"There are obstinate and unknown braves who defend themselves inch by inch in the shadows against the fatal invasion of want and turpitude. There are noble and mysterious triumphs which no eye sees. No renown rewards, and no flourish of trumpets salutes. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment, and poverty and battlefields which have their heroes."
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"I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one."
"People do not lack strength; they lack will."
"No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come."
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"Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery."
"Caution is the eldest child of wisdom"
Author: Hugo Quotes Category: Caution Quotes
"Loving is half of believing."
Author: Hugo Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"Be like the bird that, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings."
"Ask not the name of him who asks you for a bed. It is especially he whose name is a burden to him, who has need of an asylum (room)."
Author: Hugo Quotes Category: Bed Quotes
"There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees."
"The first symptom of love in a young man is shyness; the first symptom in a woman, it's boldness."
Author: Hugo Quotes Category: French Author Quotes Boldness Quotes
"Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education."
"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves."
Author: Hugo Quotes Category: Conviction Quotes
"From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are to be found in men and each of them exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. Animals are nothing but the portrayal of our virtues and vices made manifest to our eyes, the visible reflections of our souls. God displays them to us to give us food for thought."
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"Anger may be foolish and obsurd, and one may be irritated when in the wrong; but a man never feels outraged unless in some respect he is at bottom right."
Author: Hugo Quotes Category: Anger Quotes
"Do not ask the name of the person who seeks a bed for the night. He who is reluctant to give his name is the one who most needs shelter."
"What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past"
Author: Hugo Quotes Category: Future Quotes
"At the shrine of friendship never say die, let the wine of friendship never run dry - Les Miserables"
"One cannot be a good historian of the outward, visible world without giving some thought to the hidden, private life of ordinary people; and on the other hand one cannot be a good historian of this inner life without taking into account outward events where these are relevant. They are two orders of fact which reflect each other, which are always linked and which sometimes provoke each other."

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