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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Try as you will you cannot annihilate that eternal relic of the human heart love.

To contemplate is to look at shadows.

The wise man does not grow old but ripens.

One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas.

Our acts make or mar us we are the children of our own deeds.

What is history? An echo of the past in the future, a reflex from the future on the past.

The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.

No one ever keeps a secret so well as a child.

What a grand thing to be loved! What a grander thing still to love!

When a man is out of sight it is not too long before he is out of mind.

A creditor is worse than a slave-owner, for the master owns only your person but a creditor owns your dignity and can command it.

Style is the substance of the subject called unceasingly to the surface.

The word is the Verb and the Verb is God.

The man who does not know other languages unless he is a man of genius necessarily has deficiencies in his ideas.

What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.

Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young he may be sure that they think he is growing old.

Be like the bird who pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight feels them give way beneath her and yet sings knowing she hath wings.

A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.

An invasion of armies can be resisted but not an idea whose time has come.

Many great actions are committed in small struggles.

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