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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Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves or rather loved in spite of ourselves.

When God desires to destroy a thing he entrusts its destruction to the thing itself. Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide.

All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

It is often necessary to know how to obey a woman in order sometimes to have the right to command her.

The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity, in a girl boldness.

Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.

Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.

Hell is an outrage on humanity. When you tell me that your deity made you in his image, I reply that he must have been very ugly.

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

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

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

An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.

Conscience is God present in man.

A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.

Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!

Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.

Evil. Mistrust those who rejoice at it even more than those who do it.

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.

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