Victor Marie Hugo

1802 - 1885

A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on beginning, blindness, dawn, day, history, immortality, life, prose, romance, simplicity, songs, traditions, work, and writing

The nearer I approach the end, the clearer I hear around me the immortal symphonies of the worlds which invite me. It is marvelous yet simple. For half a century I have been writing my thoughts in prose, verse, history, drama, romance, tradition, satire, ode and song - I have tried all; but I feel that I have not said a thousandth part of that which is in me. When I go down to the grave I can say like many others, "I have finished my day's work" but I cannot say, "I have finished my life's work"; my day's work will begin the next morning. The tomb is not a blind alley. It is an open thoroughfare. It closes in the twilight to open in the dawn. My work is only beginning; my work is hardly above its foundation. I would gladly see it mounting forever. The thirst for the infinite proves infinity.

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on mystery

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True thinkers are characterized by a blending of clearness and mystery.

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on soul

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There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on army, ideas, and time

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

Source: The Future of Man

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on belief, dawn, day, future, and lies

You say, "Where goest Thou?" I cannot tell, And still go on. But if the way be straight I cannot go amiss: before me lies Dawn and the day: the night behind me: that Suffices me: I break the bounds: I see, And nothing more; believe and nothing less. My future is not one of my concerns.

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on genius

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Genius is a promontory jutting out of the infinite.

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on happiness, life, and love

Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on army, ideas, time, and world

There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world: and that is an idea whose time has come.

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on hell, intelligence, paradise, and stupidity

An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

Source: Ninety-three, 1874

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on army and ideas

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A stand can be made against invasion by an army; no stand can be made against invasion by an idea.

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

Source: Histoire d'un Crime

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