Quotes of Victor Hugo

“ There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ I don't mind what Congress does, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ 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

“ Popularity? It is glory's small change. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ If suffer we must, let's suffer on the heights. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ To love is to act. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ To love beauty is to see light. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ Perseverance, secret of all triumphs. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ Caution is the eldest child of wisdom. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ The wise man does not grow old, but ripens. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ What makes night within us may leave stars. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ Life is the flower for which love is the honey. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ People do not lack strength; they lack will. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ Love is the foolishness of men, and the wisdom of God. ”

- Victor Hugo

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

- Victor Hugo

“ He who despairs is wrong. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ He who opens a school door, closes a prison. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ As with stomachs, we should pity minds that do not eat. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ Being good is easy, what is difficult is being just. ”

- Victor Hugo
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