Victor Hugo Quotes

Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.

Victor Hugo

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Victor Hugo

Excitement is not enjoyment: in calmness lies true pleasure. The most precious wines are sipped, not bolted at a swallow.

Victor Hugo

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

Victor Hugo

The beautiful has but one type, the ugly a thousand

Victor Hugo

England has two books, one which she has made and one which has made her: Shakespeare and the Bible.

Victor Hugo

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

Victor Hugo

There is a sacred horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling.

Victor Hugo

Hell is an outrage on humanity. When you tell me that your deity made you in his image, I reply that he must have been very ugly.

Victor Hugo

Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.

Victor Hugo

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

Victor Hugo

Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars.

Victor Hugo

Evil. Mistrust those who rejoice at it even more than those who do it.

Victor Hugo

A creditor is worse than a slave-owner; for the master owns only your person, but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it.

Victor Hugo

Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds.

Victor Hugo

Everything bows to success, even grammar.

Victor Hugo

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