Top 10 Quotes by Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

He sought...to transform the grief which looks down into the grave by showing it the grief which looks up to the stars.

Victor Hugo
Puns are the droppings of soaring wits.
Victor Hugo

She worked in order to live, and presently fell in love, also in order to live, for the heart, too, has its hunger.

Victor Hugo
Man's greatest actions are performed in minor struggles. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment and poverty are battlefields which have their heroes - obscure heroes who are at times greater than illustrious heroes.
Victor Hugo

Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.

Victor Hugo
The mother...swinging the children by pulling on a length of string, while at the same time she kept and eye on them with that protective watchfulness, half animal, half angelic, which is the quality of motherhood.
Victor Hugo

Nature has made a pebble and a female. The lapidary makes the diamond, and the lover makes the woman.

Victor Hugo
Men are still men. The despot's wickedness Comes of ill teaching, and of power's excess,-- Comes of the purple he from childhood wears, Slaves would be tyrants if the chance were theirs.
Victor Hugo

Such is the remorseless progression of human society, shedding lives and souls as it goes on its way. It is an ocean into which men sink who have been cast out by the law and consigned, with help most cruelly withheld, to moral death. The sea is the pitiless social darkness into which the penal system casts those it has condemned, an unfathomable waste of misery. The human soul, lost in those depths, may become a corpse. Who shall revive it?

Victor Hugo
Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it. Victor