Famous Quotes from ...

Victor Hugo

  • The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.... Victor Hugo {view}
  • Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.... Victor Hugo {view}
  • Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time... Victor Hugo {view}
  • Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.... Victor Hugo {view}
  • Life is a voyage.... Victor Hugo {view}
  • The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories that it has come to be disbelieved. Few people daresay nowadays that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at eachother. Yet that is the way love begins, and only that way.... Victor Hugo {view}
  • Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.... Victor Hugo {view}
  • 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.... Victor Hugo {view}
  • Ask not the name of him who asks you for a bed. It is especially he whose name is a burden to him, who has need of an asylum (room).... Victor Hugo {view}
  • Loving is half of believing.... Victor Hugo {view}
  • Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or slander.... Victor Hugo {view}
  • Such is the remorseless progression of human society, shedding lives and souls as it goes on its way. It is an ocean into which men sink who have been cast out by the law and consigned, with help most cruelly withheld, to moral death. The sea is the pitiless social darkness into which the penal system casts those it has condemned, an unfathomable waste of misery. The human soul, lost in those depths, may become a corpse. Who shall revive it?... Victor Hugo {view}
  • Love, thine is the future. Death, I use thee, but I hate thee. Citizens, there shall be in the future neither darkness nor thunderbolts; neither ferocious ignorance nor blood for blood.... Victor Hugo {view}
  • What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!... Victor Hugo {view}
  • The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.... Victor Hugo {view}
  • There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson... Victor Hugo {view}
  • To rescue from oblivion even a fragment of a language which men have used and which is in danger of being lost --that is to say, one of the elements, whether good or bad, which have shaped and complicated civilization --is to extend the scope of social observation and to serve civilization.... Victor Hugo {view}
  • Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.... Victor Hugo {view}