Quotes by Victor Hugo

Love is the foolishness of men, and the wisdom of God.
– Victor Hugo

A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
– Victor Hugo

Nothing makes a man so adventurous as an empty pocket.
– Victor Hugo

It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.
– Victor Hugo

An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
– Victor Hugo

A criminal remains a criminal whether he uses a convict’s suit or a monarch’s crown.
– Victor Hugo

Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.
– Victor Hugo

Revolutions spring not from accident, but from necessity. A revolution is a return from the factitious to the real. It takes place because it must.
– Victor Hugo

What a gloomy thing, not to know the address of one’s soul.
– Victor Hugo

To reform a man, you must begin with his grandmother.
– Victor Hugo

Life is a theatre set in which there are but few practicable entrances.
– Victor Hugo

Oh! if the good hearts had the fat purses, how much better everything would go!
– Victor Hugo

Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.
– Victor Hugo

As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.
– Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French poet, dramatist and novelist.

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
– Victor Hugo

Stupidity talks, vanity acts.
– Victor Hugo

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor
-Victor Hugo

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