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The Memoirs of Victor Hugo
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The Memoirs of Victor Hugo
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The Man Who Laughs
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Conversations with Eternity: The Forgotten Masterpiece of Victor Hugo
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Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo
He was a famous novelist, poet, and dramatist, is one of the most important of French Romantic writers. Among his best-known works are The Hunchback of Notre Dame(1831) and Les MisÚrables(1862). created poems and novels that integrated political and philosophical questions with stories of his times. Many of Hugo's poems addressed the social disquiet of post-revolutionary France. Others to the glory of Napoleon. He wrote with simplicity and power of the joys and sorrows of life. Hugo authored an enormous body of work. Every morning he would write at least 100 lines of verse or 20 pages of prose.
(1802-1885)



My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic.
~ Victor Hugo
Nothing else in the world... not all the armies... is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
~ Victor Hugo
He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life.
~ Victor Hugo
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
~ Victor Hugo
There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.
~ Victor Hugo
Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds.
~ Victor Hugo
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.
~ Victor Hugo
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.'
~ Victor Hugo
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.
~ Victor Hugo
Try as you will, you cannot annihilate that eternal relic of the human heart, love.
~ Victor Hugo
The ideal and the beautiful are identical; the ideal corresponds to the idea, and beauty to form; hence idea and substance are cognate.
~ Victor Hugo
Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.
~ Victor Hugo
He who is not capable of enduring poverty is not capable of being free.
~ Victor Hugo
Habit is the nursery of errors.
~ Victor Hugo
One of the hardest tasks is to extract continually from one's soul an almost inexhaustible ill will.
~ Victor Hugo
There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.
~ Victor Hugo

One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas.
~ Victor Hugo
To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful.
~ Victor Hugo
One sees qualities at a distance and defects at close range.
~ Victor Hugo

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