Victor-Marie Hugo Quotes

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  • March 10, 2023

Victor-Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French Romantic writer and politician. During a literary career that spanned more than sixty years, he wrote in a variety of genres and forms. He is considered to be one of the greatest French writers of all time.

Here are Victor-Marie Hugo Quotes: 

1. “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” ― Victor hugo

2. “He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

3. “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

4. “What Is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul” ― Victor Hugo , Les Misérables

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5. “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” ― Victor Hugo, William Shakespeare

6. “To love another person is to see the face of God.”  ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

7. “To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.” ― Victor Hugo

8. “The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

9. “It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

10. “Love is like a tree: it grows by itself, roots itself deeply in our being and continues to flourish over a heart in ruin. The inexplicable fact is that the blinder it is, the more tenacious it is. It is never stronger than when it is completely unreasonable.” ― Victor Hugo, Notre-Dame de Paris | The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

11. “Not being heard is no reason for silence.” ― Hugo, Victor, Les Misérables

12. “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.” ― Victor Hugo

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13. “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” ― Victor Hugo

14. “Laughter is sunshine, it chases winter from the human face.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

15. “To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

16. “Those who do not weep, do not see.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

17. “Promise to give me a kiss on my brow when I am dead. --I shall feel it."

18. She dropped her head again on Marius' knees, and her eyelids closed. He thought the poor soul had departed. Eponine remained motionless. All at once, at the very moment when Marius fancied her asleep forever, she slowly opened her eyes in which appeared the sombre profundity of death, and said to him in a tone whose sweetness seemed already to proceed from another world:--

19. "And by the way, Monsieur Marius, I believe that I was a little bit in love with you.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

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20. “To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”
― Victor Hugo

21. “If I speak, I am condemned.
If I stay silent, I am damned!”
― victor hugos, Les Misérables

22. “You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

23. “Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.” ― Victor Hugo

24. “Teach the ignorant as much as you can; society is culpable in not providing a free education for all and it must answer for the night which it produces. If the soul is left in darkness sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but he who causes the darkness.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

25. “Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.” ― Victor Hugo

26. “You ask me what forces me to speak? a strange thing; my conscience.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

27. “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” ― Victor Hugo

28. “A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

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29. “People do not lack strength, they lack will.” ― Victor Hugo

30. “A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

31. “There is nothing like a dream to create the future.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

32. “Nothing makes a man so adventurous as an empty pocket.” ― Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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