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Victor Hugo

Victor Marie Hugo (1802-02-26 1885-05-22) is recognized as the most influential French Romantic writer of the 19th century and is often identified as the greatest French poet.
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There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their numbers than the greatness of a man is by his height

Victor Hugo

Nothing else in the world...not all the armies...is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

Victor Hugo

Separated lovers cheat absence by a thousand fancies which have their own reality. They are prevented from seeing one another and they cannot write; nevertheless they find countless mysterious ways of corresponding, by sending each other the song of birds, the scent of flowers, the laughter of children, the light of the sun, the sighing of the wind, and the gleam of the stars --all the beauties of creation.

Victor Hugo

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that one is loved; loved for oneself, or better yet, loved despite oneself.

Victor Hugo

Popularity? It's glory's small change.

Victor Hugo

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

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

Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.

Victor Hugo

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

Victor Hugo

A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.

Victor Hugo

The quantity of civilization is measured by the quality of imagination.

Victor Hugo

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

Victor Hugo

There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia to-day, flesh and blood tomorrow.

Victor Hugo

Emergencies have always been necessary to progress. It was darkness which produced the lamp. It was fog that produced the compass. It was hunger that drove us to exploration. And it took a depression to teach us the real value of a job.

Victor Hugo

He who abandons the field is beaten.

Victor Hugo

Babylon violated diminishes Alexander; Rome enslaved diminishes Caesar; massacred Jerusalem diminishes Titus. Tyranny follows the tyrant. Woe to the man who leaves behind a shadow that bears his form.

Victor Hugo

To die is nothing; but it is terrible not to live.

Victor Hugo

I don't mind what Congress does, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses.

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

Work is the law of life, and to reject it as boredom is to submit to it as torment.

Victor Hugo

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

Victor Hugo

Love is like a tree, it grows of its own accord, it puts down deep roots into our whole being.

Victor Hugo

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

Music expresses that which can not be said and on which it is impossible to be silent

Victor Hugo

The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist; it is by the ideal that we live.

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