Authors - Victor Hugo

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Victor-Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 - 22 May 1885) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights activist and exponent of the Romantic movement in France. - Wikipedia

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Quote 269by Anonymous on 23/12/2010

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
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    Quote 372by Anonymous on 31/12/2010

    A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
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      Quote 425by Anonymous on 02/01/2011

      Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.
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        Quote 445by Anonymous on 03/01/2011

        Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
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          Quote 824by Anonymous on 07/01/2011

          Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.
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            Quote 829by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

            Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.
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              Quote 996by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

              Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?
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                Quote 1112by Anonymous on 10/01/2011

                When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.
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                  Quote 1260by Anonymous on 11/01/2011

                  When a man is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind.
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                    Quote 1451by Anonymous on 13/01/2011

                    There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.
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                      Quote 1668by Anonymous on 15/01/2011

                      Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
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                        Quote 1835by Anonymous on 16/01/2011

                        You punch me, I punch back. I do not believe it's good for ones self-respect to be a punching bag.
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                          Quote 1845by Anonymous on 16/01/2011

                          Try as you will, you cannot annihilate that eternal relic of the human heart, love.
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                            Quote 2077by Anonymous on 22/01/2011

                            To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
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                              Quote 2537by Anonymous on 31/01/2011

                              Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.
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                                Quote 2613by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                Toleration is the best religion.
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                                  Quote 2688by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                  How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said.
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                                    Quote 2846by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                    Have no fear of robbers or murderers. They are external dangers, petty dangers. We should fear ourselves. Prejudices are the real robbers; vices the real murders. The great dangers are within us. Why worry about what threatens our heads or purses? Let us think instead of what threatens our souls.
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                                      Quote 2982by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                      My coat and I live comfortably togther. It has assumed all my wrinkles, does not hurt me anywhere, has moulded itself on my deformities, and is complacent to all my movements, and I only feel its presence because it keeps me warm. Old coats and old friends are the same thing.
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                                        Quote 3055by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                                        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.
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                                          Quote 3276by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                          A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
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                                            Quote 3394by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                            To love beauty is to see light.
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                                              Quote 3568by Anonymous on 07/02/2011

                                              Wisdom is a sacred communion.
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                                                Quote 3580by Anonymous on 07/02/2011

                                                There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.
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                                                  Quote 4752by Anonymous on 27/02/2011

                                                  Hell is an outrage on humanity. When you tell me that your deity made you in his image, I reply that he must have been very ugly.
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                                                    Quote 4792by Anonymous on 28/02/2011

                                                    The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
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                                                      Quote 4804by Anonymous on 01/03/2011

                                                      One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas.
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                                                        Quote 4956by Anonymous on 04/05/2011

                                                        There are no trifles in the human story, no trifling leaves on the tree.
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                                                          Quote 5561by Anonymous on 16/07/2011

                                                          Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
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                                                            Quote 5676by Anonymous on 18/08/2011

                                                            Work is the law of life, and to reject it as boredom is to submit to it as torment.
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                                                              Quote 5681by Anonymous on 18/08/2011

                                                              Where the telescope ends the microscope begins, and who can say which has the wider vision?
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                                                                Quote 5978by Anonymous on 11/09/2011

                                                                Work, which makes a man free, and thought, which makes him worthy of freedom.
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                                                                  Quote 6095by Anonymous on 13/09/2011

                                                                  Popularity? It is glory's small change.
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                                                                    Quote 6116by Anonymous on 14/09/2011

                                                                    Love is like a tree, it grows of its own accord, it puts down deep roots into our whole being.
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                                                                      Quote 6309by Anonymous on 18/09/2011

                                                                      Do you know what friendship is... it is to be brother and sister; two souls which touch without mingling, two fingers on one hand.
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                                                                        Quote 6973by Anonymous on 14/10/2011

                                                                        He who abandons the field is beaten.
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                                                                          Quote 8132by Anonymous on 23/04/2012

                                                                          Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
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                                                                            Quote 9083by Anonymous on 17/06/2012

                                                                            The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
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                                                                              Quote 9480by Anonymous on 01/08/2012

                                                                              Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble; in a statue the marble must be like flesh.
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                                                                                Quote 9616by Anonymous on 08/08/2012

                                                                                Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
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                                                                                  Quote 9907by Anonymous on 31/08/2012

                                                                                  A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
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                                                                                    Quote 10475by Anonymous on 07/10/2012

                                                                                    What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.
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                                                                                      Quote 10821by Anonymous on 01/11/2012

                                                                                      Nothing discernable to the eye of the spirit is more brilliant or obscure than man; nothing is more formidible, complex, mysterious, and infinite. There is a prospect greater than the sea, and it is the sky; there is a prospect greater than the sky, and it is the human soul.
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                                                                                        Quote 11038by Anonymous on 17/11/2012

                                                                                        Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.
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                                                                                          Quote 11111by Anonymous on 25/11/2012

                                                                                          When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.
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                                                                                            Quote 11360by Anonymous on 15/12/2012

                                                                                            Children have neither past nor future; they enjoy the present.
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                                                                                              Quote 11458by Anonymous on 01/01/2013

                                                                                              And now, this is the sweetest and most glorious day that ever my eyes did see.
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                                                                                                Quote 11465by Anonymous on 02/01/2013

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