Victor Hugo Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Victor Hugo quotes, Victor Hugo sayings, and Victor Hugo proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.     

Victor Hugo

Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.

Victor Hugo

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

Victor Hugo

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo

Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.     

Victor Hugo

He sought to transform the grief that looks down into the grave by showing it the grief that looks up to the stars.

Victor Hugo

Inspiration and genius--one and the same.     

Victor Hugo

When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.

Victor Hugo

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.

Victor Hugo

To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.     

Victor Hugo

To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.     

Victor Hugo

He does not weep who does not see.

Victor Hugo

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo

What I feel for you seems less of earth and more of a cloudless heaven.

Victor Hugo

People do not lack strength; they lack will.

Victor Hugo

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that one is loved; loved for oneself, or better yet, loved despite oneself.

Victor Hugo

Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.

Victor Hugo

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.     

Victor Hugo

Progress is the stride of God.

Victor Hugo

Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.

Victor Hugo

Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.     

Victor Hugo

It is by suffering that human beings become angels.

Victor Hugo

Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.

Victor Hugo

Have courage for the great sorrows in life, and patience for the small ones. And when you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace, God is awake.     

Victor Hugo

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.

Victor Hugo

To reform a man, you must begin with his grandmother.     

Victor Hugo

What makes night within us may leave stars.     

Victor Hugo

Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.

Victor Hugo