Victor Hugo Quotes

Everything bows to success, even grammar.

Victor Hugo

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

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.

Victor Hugo

The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.

Victor Hugo

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

Victor Hugo

Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.

Victor Hugo

If suffer we must, let's suffer on the heights.

Victor Hugo

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

Victor Hugo

Shun idleness. It is a rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.

Victor Hugo

No one keeps a secret so well as a child

Victor Hugo

Solitude either develops the mental powers, or renders men dull and vicious.

Victor Hugo

He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life.

Victor Hugo

Water Quote:I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes -- and the stars through his soul

Victor Hugo

Upon the first goblet he read this inscription, monkey wine; upon the second, lion wine; upon the third, sheep wine; upon the fourth, swine wine. These four inscriptions expressed the four descending degrees of drunkenness: the first, that which enlivens; the second, that which irritates; the third, that which stupefies; finally the last, that which brutalizes.

Victor Hugo

People do not lack strength; they lack will.

Victor Hugo

Slaves would be tyrants were the chance theirs.

Victor Hugo

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