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

Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.


To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.


The omnipotence of evil has never resulted in anything but fruitless efforts. Our thoughts always escape from whoever tries to smother them.


Mankind is not a circle with a single center but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other.


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.


I am an intelligent river which has reflected successively all the banks before which it has flowed by meditating only on the images offered by those changing shores.


Style is the substance of the subject called unceasingly to the surface.


Reaction - a boat which is going against the current but which does not prevent the river from flowing on.


No one ever keeps a secret so well as a child.


Life is the flower for which love is the honey.


Wisdom is a sacred communion.


Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.


To love beauty is to see light.


The ox suffers, the cart complains.


Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.


Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!


Toleration is the best religion.


Puns are the droppings of soaring wits.


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


No one knows like a woman how to say things which are at once gentle and deep.


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