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.


Inanimate objects sometimes appear endowed with a strange power of sight. A statue notices, a tower watches, the face of an edifice contemplates.     

Victor Hugo

Habit is the nursery of errors.     

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

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I shall be great and you rich, because we love each other.     

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A noble soul and real poetic talent are almost always inseparable.     

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The owl goes not into the nest of the lark.      

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Life, misfortunes, isolation, abandonment, poverty, are battlefields which have their heroes; obscure heroes, sometimes greater than the illustrious heroes.     

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In every cradle decked with rosy wreath lurk germs of death.     

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As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.     

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A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.     

Victor Hugo

For dogs we kings should have lions, and for cats, tigers. The great benefits a crown.     

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As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.     

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

Victor Hugo

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

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It is by suffering that human beings become angels.     

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It is the essence of truth that it is never excessive.... We must not resort to the flame where only light is required.     

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Those who every morning plan the transactions of the day and follow out that plan carry a thread that will guide them through the labyrinth of the most busy life. The orderly arrangement of their time is like a ray of light which darts itself through all their occupations. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidents, chaos will soon reign.     

Victor Hugo

Creation lives, grows, and multiplies; man is but a witness.     

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People overwhelmed with trouble do not look behind; they know only too well that misfortune follows them.     

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

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At the shrine of friendship never say die, let the wine of friendship never run dry.     

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Many great actions are committed in small struggles.     

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

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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

Teach the ignorant as much as you can.     

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How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said.     

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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.     

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Life is the flower for which love is the honey.     

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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 the flower for which love is the honey.     

Victor Hugo