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Victor Hugo Quotes and Quotations


Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.
- Victor Hugo | Aging and Old Age Quotes
If you would civilize a man, begin with his grandmother.
- Victor Hugo | Civilization Quotes
There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.
No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo | Ideas Quotes
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
- Victor Hugo | Love Quotes
Sorrow is a fruit; God does not allow it to grow on a branch that is too weak to bear it.
- Victor Hugo | Sorrow Quotes
Everything bows to success, even grammar.
- Victor Hugo | Success Quotes
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labour and there is an invisible labour.
Thought is the labour of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.
Those who live are those who fight.
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
- Victor Hugo | Happiness Quotes
As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.
Loving is half of believing.
- Victor Hugo | Faith and Unity Quotes
Those who always pray are necessary to those who never pray.
- Victor Hugo | Prayer Quotes
He who every morning plans the transactions of the day and follows out that plan carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life. ... If the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incident, chaos will soon reign.
- Victor Hugo | One Day Quotes
He who every morning plans the transactions of the day and follows that plan carries thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.
- Victor Hugo | Mornings Quotes
Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.
- Victor Hugo | Hope Quotes
Where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incident, chaos will soon reign.
- Victor Hugo | Goals Quotes
Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.
- Victor Hugo | Security Quotes
Sorrow is a fruit. God does not allow it to grow on a branch that is too weak to bear it.
- Victor Hugo | Courage Quotes
Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.
- Victor Hugo | Action Quotes
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 | Adversity Quotes
The greatest happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
- Victor Hugo | True Love Quotes
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human race.
- Victor Hugo | Lighten up Quotes
What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to lovel
- Victor Hugo | Lighten up Quotes
Life is a flower of which love is the honey.
- Victor Hugo | Lighten up Quotes
Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
- Victor Hugo | Argument Quotes
Caution is the eldest child of wisdom.
- Victor Hugo | Caution Quotes
As the purse is emptied the heart is filled.
- Victor Hugo | Charity Quotes
Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.
- Victor Hugo | Common Sense Quotes
I had rather be hissed for a good verse than applauded for a bad one.
- Victor Hugo | Criticism Quotes
Genius is a promontory jutting out of the infinite.
- Victor Hugo | Genius Quotes
No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo | Ideas Quotes
The nearer I approach the end, the plainer I hear around me the immortal symphonies of the worlds which invite me. It is marvelous, yet simple.
- Victor Hugo | Immortality Quotes
Inspiration and genius - one and the same.
- Victor Hugo | Inspiration Quotes
Nature, like a kind and smiling mother, lends herself to our dreams and cherishes our fancies.
- Victor Hugo | Nature Quotes
There are many lovely women, but no perfect ones.
- Victor Hugo | Perfection Quotes
Progress - the stride of God!
- Victor Hugo | Progress Quotes
Proverty and wealth are comparative sins.
- Victor Hugo | Sin Quotes
My tastes are aristocratic; my actions democratic.
- Victor Hugo | Taste Quotes
Toleration is the best religion.
- Victor Hugo | Toleration Quotes
It is God who makes woman beautiful, it is the devil who makes her pretty.
- Victor Hugo | Women Quotes
Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
- Victor Hugo | Strong Quotes
Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
- Victor Hugo | Strong Quotes
Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
- Victor Hugo | Strong Quotes
Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
- Victor Hugo | Strong Quotes
Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
- Victor Hugo | Strong Quotes
Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
- Victor Hugo | Strong Quotes
Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
- Victor Hugo | Strong Quotes
Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
- Victor Hugo | Strong Quotes


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