Victor Marie Hugo

1802 - 1885

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

All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on impossibility, music, and silence

Music expresses that which can not be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

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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.

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on suffering

If we must suffer, let us suffer nobly.

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

Source: Contemplations

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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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