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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There have been in this century only one great man and one great thing: Napoleon and liberty. For want of the great man let us have the great thing.

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.

Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.

To think of shadows is a serious thing.

To love another person is to see the face of God.

Concision in style precision in thought decision in life.

One of the hardest tasks is to extract continually from one's soul an almost inexhaustible ill will.

Adversity makes men and prosperity makes monsters.

Religions do a useful thing: they narrow God to the limits of man. Philosophy replies by doing a necessary thing: it elevates man to the plane of God.

Change your opinions keep to your principles, change your leaves keep intact your roots.

The three great problems of this century, the degradation of man in the proletariat the subjection of women through hunger the atrophy of the child by darkness.

The little people must be sacred to the big ones and it is from the rights of the weak that the duty of the strong is comprised.

Wisdom is a sacred communion.

Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol but every human thought has its page in that vast book.

Taste is the common sense of genius.

Genius: the superhuman in man.

Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.

To think is of itself to be useful, it is always and in all cases a striving toward God.

Love is a portion of the soul itself and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.

Well for us in history where goodness is a rare pearl he who was good almost takes precedence over he who was great.

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