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.


There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.     

Victor Hugo

There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.     

Victor Hugo

Excitement is not enjoyment: in calmness lies true pleasure. The most precious wines are sipped, not bolted at a swallow.     

Victor Hugo

The wicked envy and hate; it is their way of admiring.     

Victor Hugo

Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.     

Victor Hugo

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

Victor Hugo

A great artist is a great man in a great child.     

Victor Hugo

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

Victor Hugo

I have been loving you a little more every minute since this morning.     

Victor Hugo

All the human and animal manure which the world wastes, if returned to the land, instead of being thrown into the sea, would suffice to nourish the world     

Victor Hugo

Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.     

Victor Hugo

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.     

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

The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.     

Victor Hugo

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.     

Victor Hugo

Life is a flower of which love is the honey.     

Victor Hugo

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.     

Victor Hugo

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.     

Victor Hugo

England has two books; the Bible and Shakespeare. England made Shakespeare, but the Bible made England.     

Victor Hugo

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.     

Victor Hugo

You are adorable, mademoiselle. I study your feet with the microscope and your soul with the telescope.     

Victor Hugo

There is something more terrible than a hell of suffering – a hell of boredom.     

Victor Hugo

The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.     

Victor Hugo

He who opens a school door closes a prison.     

Victor Hugo

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

Victor Hugo

She had had sweet dreams, which possibly arose from the fact that her little bed was very white.     

Victor Hugo

A little girl without a doll is almost as unfortunate and quite as impossible as a woman without children.     

Victor Hugo

Taste is the common sense of genius.     

Victor Hugo

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

Victor Hugo

Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.     

Victor Hugo