Victor Hugo Quotes

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

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.

Victor Hugo

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

Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal.

Victor Hugo

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo

No one keeps a secret so well as a child

Victor Hugo

Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.

Victor Hugo

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