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Quotes By Victor Hugo


Famous Quotes & Quotations By Victor Hugo:

A day will come when a cannon will be exhibited in museums, just as instruments of torture are now, and the people will be astonished that such a thing could have been.
~ Victor Hugo Quotes - Category: War.

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor
~ Victor Hugo Quotes - Category: Idleness, Men, Thinking.

Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.
~ Victor Hugo Quotes - Category: Faith.

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.
~ Victor Hugo Quotes - Category: Age.

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
~ Victor Hugo Quotes - Category: Education.

It seemed to be a necessary ritual that he should prepare himself for sleep by meditating under the solemnity of the night sky... a mysterious transaction between the infinity of the soul and the infinity of the universe.
~ Victor Hugo Quotes - Category: Solitude.

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
~ Victor Hugo Quotes - Category: Laughter.

Puns are the droppings of soaring wits.
~ Victor Hugo Quotes - Category: Puns.

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
~ Victor Hugo Quotes - Category: Love.

There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.
~ Victor Hugo Quotes - Category: Sea.

To err is human. To loaf is Parisian.
~ Victor Hugo Quotes - Category: France.

We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution.
~ Victor Hugo Quotes, Les Misérables - Category: Prostitution, Slavery, Women.

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