Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (French: Notre-Dame de Paris), 1831. 

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Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble, in a statue the marble must be like flesh.

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

Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.

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

I am an intelligent river which has reflected successively all the banks before which it has flowed, by meditating only on the images offered by those changing shores.

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.

Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.

Toleration is the best religion.

Mankind is not a circle with a single center but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other.

A war between Europeans is a civil war.

To love is to act.

Indigestion is charged by God with enforcing morality on the stomach.

Jesus wept, Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization.

Do not let it be your aim to be something but to be someone.

Men become accustomed to poison by degrees.

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.

A library implies an act of faith.

Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when whatever be the attitude of the body the soul is on its knees.

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

Virtue has a veil vice a mask.

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