Top 10 Men Quotes by Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

Work, which makes a man free, and thought, which makes him worthy of freedom.

Victor Hugo
A thousand men enslaved fear one beast free.
Victor Hugo

Man lives more by affirmation than by bread.

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

Was it possible that Napoleon should win the battle of Waterloo? We answer, No! Why? Because of Wellington? Because of Blucher? No! Because of God! For Bonaparte to conquer at Waterloo was not the law of the nineteenth century. It was time that this vast man should fall. He had been impeached before the Infinite! He had vexed God! Waterloo was not a battle. It was the change of front of the universe!

Victor Hugo
Creation lives, grows, and multiplies; man is but a witness.
Victor Hugo

In 1815, M. Charles Francois-Bienvenu Myriel was Bishop of D-----. He was a man of seventy-five, and had occupied the bishopric of D----- since 1806. Although it in no manner concerns, even in the remotest degree, what we have to relate, it may not be useless, were it only for the sake of exactness in all things, to notice here the reports and gossip which had arisen on his account from the time of his arrival in the diocese.

Victor Hugo
The man who fights against his own country is never a hero.
Victor Hugo

God put in man thought; society, action; nature, revery.

Victor Hugo
Women are more credulous than men.