Victor Hugo Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Victor Hugo quotes and Victor Hugo sayings, and Victor Hugo proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life."

"All the human and animal manure which the world wastes, if returned to the land, instead of being thrown into the sea, would suffice to nourish the world"

"I have been loving you a little more every minute since this morning."

"A great artist is a great man in a great child."

"Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit."

"The wicked envy and hate; it is their way of admiring."

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

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

"There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson."

"What makes night within us may leave stars."

"To reform a man, you must begin with his grandmother."

"Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters."

"Have courage for the great sorrows in life, and patience for the small ones. And when you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace, God is awake."

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

"It is by suffering that human beings become angels."

"Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education."

"Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery."

"Progress is the stride of God."

"Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise."

"Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection."

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

"People do not lack strength; they lack will."

"What I feel for you seems less of earth and more of a cloudless heaven."

"He does not weep who does not see."

"To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do."

"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent."

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

"Inspiration and genius–one and the same."

"He sought to transform the grief that looks down into the grave by showing it the grief that looks up to the stars."

"Fashions have done more harm than revolutions."

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