Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

The peasants of the Asturias believe that in every litter of wolves there is one pup that is killed by the mother for fear that on growing up it would devour the other little ones.

If a writer wrote merely for his time, I would have to break my pen and throw it away.

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

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.

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labour and there is invisible labour.

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

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

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

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

Babylon violated diminishes Alexander; Rome enslaved diminishes Caesar; massacred Jerusalem diminishes Titus. Tyranny follows the tyrant. Woe to the man who leaves behind a shadow that bears his form.

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

Clearly he had his own strange way of judging things. I suspect he acquired it from the gospels.

There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia to-day, flesh and blood tomorrow.

There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.

Do you know what friendship is... it is to be brother and sister; two souls which touch without mingling, two fingers on one hand.

Oh! love!... That is to be two and to be but one. A man and a woman mingled into one angel. It is heaven.