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Quotations by author » Victor Hugo
French romantic Poet, Novelist and Dramatist, 1802-1885
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The brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over we realize this: that the human race has been roughly handled, but that it has advanced.
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The first symptom of love in a young man is shyness; the first symptom in a woman, it's boldness.
Love
The greatest blunders, like the thickest ropes, are often compounded of a multitude of strands. Take the rope apart, separate it into the small threads that compose it, and you can break them one by one. You think, "That is all there was!" But twist
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The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
HappinessLifeLove
The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but the one who causes the darkness.
DarknessGuiltSin
The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist; it is by the ideal that we live.
IdealsLivingRealitySoul
The mind enriches by receiving, the hart by giving
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The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
LovePower
The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
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The peculiarity of prudery is to multiply sentinels, in proportion as the fortress is less threatened
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The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories that it has come to be disbelieved. Few people daresay nowadays that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at eachother. Yet that is the way love begins, and only that wa
Love
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
LoveReligionUniverse
The sublimest song to be heard on earth is the lisping of the human soul on the lips of children
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The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that one is loved; loved for oneself, or better yet, loved despite oneself.
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The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved
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The voices of those children, that is the voice of the immense future.
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There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson
Family loveFathers
There are obstinate and unknown braves who defend themselves inch by inch in the shadows against the fatal invasion of want and turpitude. There are noble and mysterious triumphs which no eye sees. No renown rewards, and no flourish of trumpets salutes. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment, and poverty and battlefields which have their heroes.
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There are people who observe the rules of honor as we observe the stars: from a distance
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There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.
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