Victor Hugo quotes

Famous Victor Hugo quotes about life and love

There’s a mystery in the rhythmic humming of this universe and only deep souls can hear it. Poets and philosophers are considered to be those beings who see and narrate what others might not even comprehend. Victor Hugo was one of them. Victor-Marie Hugo was born on the 26th of February 1802 in Besancon, France. He was a renowned novelist, poet, and romantic screenwriter. Victor Hugo quotes will provide glimpses of his extraordinary life. Hugo was also a very fine artist, he made more than 4000 drawings in his lifetime and raised social issues with his work also.

Victor Hugo’s literary work includes satires, philosophical poems, novels, critical essays, letters, diaries, political speeches, dramas, and funeral orations. Inside France, Victor Hugo was massively admired for his poetry like the Contemplations and The Legend of the Ages and he also was a renowned novelist who wrote masterpieces like Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. His work has inspired and influenced countless people in various fields. Be it arts or music, politics or daily life, Victor Hugo touched many lifes with his deep words.

We have collected some famous Victor Hugo quotes to dig deeper into his mysterious personality.

  • Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.

  • The delight we inspire in others has this enchanting peculiarity that, far from being diminished like every other reflection, it returns to us more radiant than ever.

  • All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

  • Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.

  • Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.

  • As with stomachs, we should pity minds that do not eat.

  • Not being heard is no reason for silence.

  • What is said about men often has as much influence upon their lives, and especially upon their destinies, as what they do.

  • Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.

  • Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

  • A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.

  • Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.

  • He who abandons the field is beaten.

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

  • A library implies an act of faith.

  • Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.

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

  • When a man understands the art of seeing, he can trace the spirit of an age and the features of a king even in the knocker on a door.

  • Toleration is the best religion.

  • Emergencies have always been necessary to progress. It was darkness which produced the lamp. It was fog that produced the compass. It was hunger that drove us to exploration. And it took a depression to teach us the real value of a job.

Victor Hugo love quotes

  • Love is like a tree, it grows of its own accord, it puts down deep roots into our whole being.

  • Our mind is enriched by what we receive, our heart by what we give.

  • Love is the foolishness of men, and the wisdom of God.

  • To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.

  • Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

  • To love another person is to see the face of God.

  • The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.

  • The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.

  • Let us say it now: to be blind and to be loved, is indeed, upon this earth where nothing is complete, one of the most strangely exquisite forms of happiness.

  • What a grand thing it is to be loved! What a far grander thing it is to love!

  • To die for lack of love is horrible. The asphyxia of the soul.

  • The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

  • Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars.

  • Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.