Victor Hugo Love Quotes and Sayings
2. A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
3. Try as you will, you cannot annihilate that eternal relic of the human heart, love.
4. The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
5. You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness. We pardon to the extent that we love. Love is knowing that even when you are alone, you will never be lonely again and great happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. Loved for ourselves. & even loved in spite of ourselves.
6. What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!
7. The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.
8. To love another person is to see the face of God.
9. You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it.
10. Life’s great happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
11. The first symptom of true love in a man is timidity, in a young woman, boldness. This is surprising, and yet nothing is more simple. It is the two sexes tending to approach each other and assuming each the other’s qualities.
12. Love each other dearly always. There is scarcely anything else in the world but that: to love one another.
13. Loving is almost a substitute for thinking. Love is a burning forgetfulness of all other things. How shall we ask passion to be logical?
In France, Hugo’s literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem, and Hugo is sometimes identified as the greatest French poet. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Miserables and Notre-Dame de Paris (known in English also as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame).
Sayings by Victor Hugo
1. A creditor is worse than a slave-owner; for the master owns only your person, but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it.
2. A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
3. A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
4. A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
5. Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
6. All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
7. Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
8. Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.
9. Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
10. Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
11. Evil. Mistrust those who rejoice at it even more than those who do it.
12. Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.
13. Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
14. He who is not capable of enduring poverty is not capable of being free.
15. He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
16. Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.
17. One sometimes says: ‘He killed himself because he was bored with life.’ One ought rather to say: ‘He killed himself because he was bored by lack of life.’
18. People do not lack strength; they lack will.
19. Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.
20. Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
21. The beautiful has but one type, the ugly has a thousand.
22. When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.
23. Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
24. Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
25. Let us fear ourselves. Prejudices are the real robbers; vices are the real murderers. The great dangers lie within ourselves.
26. 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.
27. Being good is easy, what is difficult is being just.