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Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo

A prolific writer of political poetry and prose, Victor Hugo is known for his two widely published novels, "Les Miserables" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". As an exile from France, Hugo had the vantage point of being able to write about the strife and struggles in France from afar. "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" caused a fervor in Paris when released, because of its portrayal of French s…

Date of Birth: February 26, 1802
Date of Death: May 22, 1885


Found 267 quotes by Victor Hugo .
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"The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable." Victor Hugo
As quoted in Edge-tools of speech (1899) pg. 495 Widely attributed to famous playwright Victor Hugo. Add Category or Author

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"What I feel for you seems less of earth and more of a cloudless heaven." Victor Hugo
As a French Romantic writer, love is a topic Hugo visited often, although no source for this quote could be found. Add Category or Author

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"Life is the flower for which love is the honey." Victor Hugo
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"Life is a voyage." Victor Hugo
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"At the shrine of friendship never say die, let the wine of friendship never run dry - Les Miserables" Victor Hugo
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"Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book." Victor Hugo
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"There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees." Victor Hugo
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"There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson" Victor Hugo
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"Waterloo is a battle of the first rank won by a captain of the second" Victor Hugo
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"A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor." Victor Hugo
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"A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them." Victor Hugo
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"The greatest blunders, like the thickest ropes, are often compounded of a multitude of strands. Take the rope apart, separate it into the small threads that compose it, and you can break them one by one. You think, "That is all there was!" But twist" Victor Hugo
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"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." Victor Hugo
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"Fashions have done more harm than revolutions." Victor Hugo
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"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves." Victor Hugo
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"Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age." Victor Hugo
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"Puns are the droppings of soaring wits" Victor Hugo
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"Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery." Victor Hugo
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"A compliment is like a kiss through a veil." Victor Hugo
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"What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past" Victor Hugo
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"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent" Victor Hugo
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