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.


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

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.     

Victor Hugo

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

Victor Hugo

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

Victor Hugo

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

Victor Hugo

A bird alone could have extricated himself from that place.     

Victor Hugo

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

Victor Hugo

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

Victor Hugo

Who could ever then can calculate the path of a molecule? how do we know that the creations of worlds are not determined by the falling of grains of sand?     

Victor Hugo

Take away time is money, and what is left of England? take away cotton is king, and what is left of America?     

Victor Hugo

The drama is complete poetry. The ode and the epic contain it only in germ; it contains both of them in a state of high development, and epitomizes both.     

Victor Hugo

Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?     

Victor Hugo

There is neither a foreign war nor a civil war; there is only just and unjust war.     

Victor Hugo

If you would civilize a man, begin with his grandmother.     

Victor Hugo

The clouds. The only birds that never sleep.     

Victor Hugo

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.     

Victor Hugo

The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.      

Victor Hugo

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.      

Victor Hugo