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Victor Hugo
February 26, 1802 - May 22, 1885
Nationality: French
Category: Author
Subcategory: French Author

As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.


To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.


Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.


When God desires to destroy a thing, he entrusts its destruction to the thing itself. Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide.


The soul has illusions as the bird has wings: it is supported by them.


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


A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.


It is by suffering that human beings become angels.


Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.


Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.


No one can keep a secret better than a child.


Taste is the common sense of genius.


The beautiful has but one type, the ugly has a thousand.


The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity; in a girl boldness.


Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.


The three great problems of this century; the degradation of man in the proletariat, the subjection of women through hunger, the atrophy of the child by darkness.


Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.

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Because one doesn't like the way things are is no reason to be unjust towards God.


There is a sacred horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling.


Liberation is not deliverance.


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