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Victor Hugo Quotes

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

Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.


Sublime upon sublime scarcely presents a contrast, and we need a little rest from everything, even the beautiful.


Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.


Nothing else in the world... not all the armies... is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.


The word is the Verb, and the Verb is God.


Genius is a promontory jutting out into the infinite.


A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.


There is nothing like a dream to create the future.


Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.


Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.


People do not lack strength; they lack will.


By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.


As a means of contrast with the sublime, the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer.


It is often necessary to know how to obey a woman in order sometimes to have the right to command her.


A great artist is a great man in a great child.


Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.


Despotism is a long crime.


Prayer is an august avowal of ignorance.


The animal is ignorant of the fact that he knows. The man is aware of the fact that he is ignorant.


Without vanity, without coquetry, without curiosity, in a word, without the fall, woman would not be woman. Much of her grace is in her frailty.


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