Victor Hugo

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Victor Marie Hugo (/ˈhjuːɡoʊ/; French: [viktɔʁ maʁi yɡo]; 26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best-known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry and then from his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831 (known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). He also produced more than 4,000 drawings, which have since been admired for their beauty, and earned widespread respect as a campaigner for social causes such as the abolition of capital punishment. Though a committed royalist when he was young, Hugo's views changed as the deca... More

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Victor Hugo #Age

Photo of Victor Hugo Forty is the old age of youth fifty the youth of old age.
Victor Hugo #Age

Photo of Victor Hugo When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.
Victor Hugo #Beauty #Love

Photo of Victor Hugo To love beauty is to see light.
Victor Hugo #Beauty #Nature

Photo of Victor Hugo What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.
Victor Hugo #Beauty #Great

Photo of Victor Hugo Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.
Victor Hugo #Best #Religion

Photo of Victor Hugo Toleration is the best religion.
Victor Hugo #Change

Photo of Victor Hugo Change your opinions, keep to your principles change your leaves, keep intact your roots.
Victor Hugo #Death #Dreams

Photo of Victor Hugo Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal.
Victor Hugo #Dreams #Future

Photo of Victor Hugo Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
Victor Hugo #Education

Photo of Victor Hugo He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
Victor Hugo #Education

Photo of Victor Hugo Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Victor Hugo #Faith

Photo of Victor Hugo A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
Victor Hugo #Faith

Photo of Victor Hugo A library implies an act of faith.
Victor Hugo #Art #Beauty #God #Nature

Photo of Victor Hugo Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble in a statue the marble must be like flesh.
Victor Hugo #Funny

Photo of Victor Hugo Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.
Victor Hugo #Future

Photo of Victor Hugo There is nothing like a dream to create the future.
Victor Hugo #Future #History

Photo of Victor Hugo What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.
Victor Hugo #God #Love

Photo of Victor Hugo To love another person is to see the face of God.
Victor Hugo #God

Photo of Victor Hugo Because one doesn't like the way things are is no reason to be unjust towards God.
Victor Hugo #God

Photo of Victor Hugo When God desires to destroy a thing, he entrusts its destruction to the thing itself. Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide.
Victor Hugo #God #Hope

Photo of Victor Hugo Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.
Victor Hugo #God

Photo of Victor Hugo Conscience is God present in man.
Victor Hugo #God

Photo of Victor Hugo Indigestion is charged by God with enforcing morality on the stomach.
Victor Hugo #God

Photo of Victor Hugo The word is the Verb, and the Verb is God.
Victor Hugo #Great

Photo of Victor Hugo Many great actions are committed in small struggles.