To love another person is to see the face of God.

-Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo

The owl goes not into the nest of the lark.

Victor Hugo
It is the end. But of what? The end of France? No. The end of kings? Yes.
Victor Hugo

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.

Victor Hugo
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters. Victor
Victor Hugo

Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!

Victor Hugo
One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation.
Victor Hugo

Revery, which is thought in its nebulous state, borders closely upon the land of sleep, by which it is bounded as by a natural frontier.

Victor Hugo
Wisdom and eloquence are not always united.
Victor Hugo

First it was necessary to civilize man in relation to man. Now it is necessary to civilize man in relation to nature and the animals.

Victor Hugo
He was fond of books, for they are cool and sure friends