HUGO, Victor Quotes
(1802-1885), French author
Brahma once asked of Force, "Who is stronger than thou?" She replied, "Address."
Give to the people who toil and suffer, for whom this world is hard and bad, the belief that there is a better made for them. Scatter Gospels among the villages, a Bible for every cottage.
If you would civilize a man, begin with his grandmother.
God created the coquette as soon as he had made the fool.
Foppery is the egotism of clothes.
Hope is a delusion; no hand can grasp a wave or a shadow.
I like the laughter that opens the lips and the heart, that shows at the same time pearls and the soul.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather loved in spite of ourselves.
The first symptom of love in a young man, is timidity; in a girl, it is boldness.—The two sexes have a tendency to approach, and each assumes the qualities of the other.
Life is a flower of which love is the honey.
Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
Progress—the onward stride of God.
To reform a man, you must begin with his grandmother.
Reverie, which is thought in its nebulous state, borders closely upon the land of sleep, by which it is bounded as by a natural frontier.
Revolution is the larva of civilization.
People do not lack strength; they lack will.
Men are women's playthings; woman is the devil's.
No one knows like a woman how to say things which are at once gentle and deep.
Men have sight; women insight.