Victor Hugo

A Quote by Victor Hugo on justice, progress, mankind, christ, enlightened, sublime, civilization, french revolution, and society

Justice has its anger, my lord Bishop, and the wrath of justice is an element of progress. Whatever else may be said of it, the French Revolution was the greatest step forward by mankind since the coming of Christ. It was unfinished, I agree, but still it was sublime. It released the untapped springs of society; it softened hearts, appeased, tranquilized, enlightened, and set flowing through the world the tides of civilization. It was good. The French Revolution was the anointing of humanity.

Victor Hugo

Source: Les Misérables, pt. 1, bk. 1, ch. 10 (1862).

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A Quote by Victor Hugo on cats and tigers

God made the cat so that man might have the pleasure of caressing the tiger.

Victor Hugo

Source: Quoted in "Cats" by Rebecca Stefoff, Marshall Cavendish 2003

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A Quote by Victor Hugo on life, death, and living

To die is nothing, but it is terrible not to live.

Victor Hugo

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A Quote by Victor Hugo

On the face of this old queen of French cathedrals, beside each wrinkle you always find a scar.  Tempus edox, homo edacior, which I translate as: Time is blind, man stupid.

Victor Hugo

Source: Notre-Dame of Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

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A Quote by Victor Hugo on dream


There is nothing like a dream to create the future.

Victor Hugo

Source: Les Misérables: A Novel

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A Quote by Victor Hugo on dream, future, and utopia

There is nothing like dream to create the future.  Utopia today, flesh and blood tomorrow.

Victor Hugo

Source: Les Miserables

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A Quote by Victor Hugo on happiness, conviction, and love

The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved.

Victor Hugo

Source: My diary

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A Quote by Victor Hugo

Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings. Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

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A Quote by Victor Hugo on victor hugo progress

What is done is but little by the side of what remains to be done.  To destroy is the task:  to build is the work.  Progress demolishes with the left hadn; it is with the right hand that it builds.  The left hand of Progress is called Force; the right hand is called Mind. 
Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

Source: The works of Victor Hugo, : poems novels stories of crime, dramas and essays on humanity. 1928

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A Quote by Victor Hugo on ignorance ombre

Cette âme est pleine d'ombre, le péché s'y commet. Le coupable n'est pas celui qui y fait le péché, mais celui qui y a fait l'ombre.

Victor Hugo

Source: Les Misérables

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