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A list of the best Victor Hugo quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Victor Hugo quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Victor Hugo quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Victor Hugo should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Victor Hugo quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.
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He who opens a school door, closes a prison.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
People do not lack strength; they lack will.Victor Hugo
Music expresses that which can not be said and on which it is impossible to be silentVictor Hugo
To love another person is to see the face of God. -- Les MiserablesVictor Hugo
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.Victor Hugo
Toleration is the best religion.Victor Hugo
Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.Victor Hugo
Do not ask the name of the person who seeks a bed for the night. He who is reluctant to give his name is the one who most needs shelter.Victor Hugo
Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.Victor Hugo
michaelj72 added When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.
Those who live are those who fight.Victor Hugo
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
Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.Victor Hugo
michaelj72 added When liberty returns, I will return.
Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.Victor Hugo
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.Victor Hugo
Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.Victor Hugo
Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.Victor Hugo
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.Victor Hugo
He does not weep who does not see.Victor Hugo
Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.Victor Hugo
Life is a voyage.Victor Hugo
Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization.Victor Hugo
When a woman is speaking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.Victor Hugo
Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds.Victor Hugo
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves.Victor Hugo
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.Victor Hugo
michaelj72 added Have no fear of robbers or murderers. They are external dangers, petty dangers. We should fear ourselves. Prejudices are the real robbers; vices the real murders. The great dangers are within us. Why worry about what threatens our heads or purses? Let us think instead of what threatens our souls.