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.


Diamonds are to be found only in the darkness of the earth, and truth in the darkness of the mind.     

Victor Hugo

The beautiful has but one type, the ugly has a thousand.     

Victor Hugo

To study in Paris is to be born in Paris!     

Victor Hugo

A breath of Paris preserves the soul.     

Victor Hugo

She was a lovely blonde, with fine teeth. She had gold and pearls for her dowry; but her gold was on her head, and her pearls were in her mouth.     

Victor Hugo

Nihilism has no substance. There is no such thing as nothingness, and zero does not exist. Everything is something. Nothing is nothing.     

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

Reaction a boat which is going against the current but which does not prevent the river from flowing on.     

Victor Hugo

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

Victor Hugo

To love another person is to see the face of God.     

Victor Hugo

Nothing makes a man so adventurous as an empty pocket.     

Victor Hugo

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth olf old age.     

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

Nothing is more imminent than the impossible. What we must always foresee is the unforeseen.     

Victor Hugo

Inspiration and genius one and the same.     

Victor Hugo

Let us study things that are no more. It is necessary to understand them, if only to avoid them.     

Victor Hugo

Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.     

Victor Hugo

People do not lack strength; they lack will.     

Victor Hugo

Good night! Good night! Far flies the light; But still God's love Shall shine above, Making all bright, Good night! Good night!     

Victor Hugo

Morality is truth in full bloom.     

Victor Hugo

Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad.     

Victor Hugo

Melancholy is the happiness of being sad.     

Victor Hugo

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.     

Victor Hugo

Great buildings, like great mountains, are the work of centuries.     

Victor Hugo

Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left.     

Victor Hugo

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

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

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.     

Victor Hugo

When we are at the end of life, to die means to go away; when we are at the beginning, to go away means to die.     

Victor Hugo

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

Victor Hugo