The straight line, a respectable optical illusion which ruins many a man.

-Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo

And if it happened to be a Christmas-night when the great bell seemed to rattle in its throat as it called the faithful to the midnight mass, there was such an indescribable air of life spread over the sombre facade that the great door-way looked as if it were swallowing the entire crowd, and the rose-window staring at them.

Victor Hugo
My greatness does not extend to this shelf.
Victor Hugo

Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives.

Victor Hugo
Initiative is doing the right thing without being told. Victor Hug
Victor Hugo

It seems as though, at the approach of a certain dark hour, the light of heaven infills those who are leaving the light of earth.

Victor Hugo
If you want to civilize a man, begin with his grandmother.
Victor Hugo

Mankind is not a circle with a single center but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other.

Victor Hugo
Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.
Victor Hugo

A great artist is a great man in a great child.

Victor Hugo
People weighed down with troubles do not look back; they know only too well that misfortune stalks them.